Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease in riot-hit Ferguson

Aug 11, 2015

Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease in riot-hit Ferguson

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew ...

May 31, 2015

U.S. police have shot dead 385 people in five months

U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported Saturday. The death rate is more than twice that tallied by the federal government over the ...

May 24, 2015

Ohio patrolman not guilty in 2 deaths in 137-shot barrage

A white Ohio patrolman who fired through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that killed the two unarmed black occupants was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer ...

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

Apr 24, 2015

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

The family of Michael Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen’s killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race. The civil ...

Local election to test Ferguson's faith in the ballot box

Mar 16, 2015

Local election to test Ferguson's faith in the ballot box

After months of race-fueled street protests, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, will have a chance next month to press their demands in a different way: at the ballot box. Eight candidates including four African-Americans are vying for three available seats on Ferguson’s City Council, promising ...

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

Mar 16, 2015

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault for last week’s shooting of two police officers during a protest in the troubled city Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that fueled a national debate on race and policing. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, has admitted ...

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Mar 14, 2015

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. St. Louis County Police ...