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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Scott Neuman and Steve Mullis,with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.




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."



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