Dallas ambush leaves police rethinking soft tactics at protest rallies

Jul 11, 2016

Dallas ambush leaves police rethinking soft tactics at protest rallies

In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for what some called heavy-handed tactics against demonstrators, many departments took a more restrained approach. Now, after the shooting deaths of five officers at a Dallas protest decrying last week’s police killings ...

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

Jan 28, 2016

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, released details on Wednesday of a tentative deal with the U.S. Justice Department to reform its police department and resolve a federal probe following the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager that ignited national protests. Under the terms ...

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 ...