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Ferguson lesson: U.S. police need to learn 'de-escalation' tactics

Nov 30, 2014

Ferguson lesson: U.S. police need to learn 'de-escalation' tactics

The grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was focused on whether he might have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown. But the case raises another question: Could Wilson have avoided getting into a ...

Polarized perspectives stoke debate on Knox case

Feb 2, 2014

Polarized perspectives stoke debate on Knox case

To some Americans, especially those in her hometown of Seattle, Amanda Knox comes across as a victim, unfairly hounded by a capricious Italian legal system that convicted her last week of murdering her 21-year-old British roommate. But in Europe, others see her as a ...