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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 18, 2014

More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

By Elise Hu

Police fire tear gas in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is sending the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order. He signed the executive order after another night of violence. In a statement, Nixon said the guard's help is needed to "restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson."


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 16, 2014

What’s Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

By Scott Neuman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considered a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, was indicted on felony abuse-of-power charges late Friday in connection with his veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The case, which has been bubbling for months, is complicated.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

By Bill Chappell

Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

by Bill Chappell

Police walk through a cloud of smoke, clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night.

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 13, 2014

Report: Bias Seen In Illinois Police Search Data

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.





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