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AUG 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ferguson Protesters Hope To Transform Anger Into Change

FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old here three weeks ago and for broader policing reforms. The death of Michael Brown and the aggressive police response to the demonstrations that followed have sparked a national conversation about race and law ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests

CLAYTON, Mo. -- The head of the Saint Louis County Police, who oversaw the crackdown on protests in nearby Ferguson shortly after a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer there, is defending the way his officers used military-style equipment even during peaceful daytime protests. Chief Jon Belmar said Wednesday that in his opinion -- as well as ...

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AUG 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown's Death

FERGUSON, Mo. -- This small St. Louis suburb has been transformed over the past two weeks. Hundreds of people turn out every night to march up and down West Florissant Avenue demanding justice, accountability and a voice in the decisions made on their behalf. Businesses have been closing early just to avoid any potential trouble once the sun goes down, ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Eric Holder Hears From The People Of Ferguson Face To Face

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the “eyes of the nation and the world” are on this small suburb of St. Louis where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police earlier this month. The issues raised by Michael Brown's death, Holder said, have simmered “beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” Before ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Mother Jones

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"Hands Up, Don't Shoot:" Peaceful Protests Across the Country Last Night

After four nights of heavy-handed police response, a missing-in-action governor and the general appearance of a war zone, things were much calmer in Ferguson, MO, Thursday night. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald Johnson was put in charge, and he pledged to strike a more respectful tone with protesters. It showed in the images that poured out of the small town north of St. ...

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