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.


July 01, 2014

Decatur NAACP Criticizes Jury-Selection Process

The Decatur branch of the NAACP is complaining about the juror-selection process after a jury the group described as containing "no diversity'' acquitted a white man charged in the killing of a black man.


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