A protestor in front on a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 16, 2014

Gov Declares Emergency, Imposes Curfew In Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.


Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

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.


President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.


Police walk through a cloud of smoke, clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night.
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 14, 2014

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

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.


August 13, 2014

Report: Bias Seen In Illinois Police Search Data

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.


George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
(Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool/AP)
July 15, 2014

The George Zimmerman Trial, One Year Later

George Zimmerman's trial for killing Trayvon Martin became a flashpoint for raucous, heated debates — conversations about racial profiling, gun laws, and the criminal justice system.


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