Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

Aug 25, 2014

Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new ...

Of all police killings, why did Ferguson explode?

| Aug 22, 2014

Of all police killings, why did Ferguson explode?

There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles. Then 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down in ...

U.S. views on Missouri shooting vary starkly by race: poll

Aug 20, 2014

U.S. views on Missouri shooting vary starkly by race: poll

U.S. blacks are twice as likely as whites to view the fatal Missouri shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer through the lens of race, according to a nationwide poll released on Monday. Four out of 5 black respondents said ...

Missouri protests reignite over shot black teen

Aug 16, 2014

Missouri protests reignite over shot black teen

Protesters clashed with riot police in the U.S. state of Missouri overnight after police reports released earlier on Friday said a black teen was a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store minutes before an officer shot him dead. While Ferguson, Missouri, ...