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'Less Lethal' Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

'Less Lethal' Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn
Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt briefly caught fire. Callahan, a Washington D.C.-based journalist, deduced that he had been hit by a flash-bang device. "I was also at Occupy Wall Street," he said. "This is a lot worse."
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Abbie Nehring
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Will There Be Justice for Michael Brown's Killer? Sadly, Likely Not

Will There Be Justice for Michael Brown's Killer? Sadly, Likely Not
"Reasonable perception": It's the standard by which a cop's use of force is judged. And more often than not, the courts – and jurors – are on the police's side. This doesn't bode well for justice for Michael Brown and his family.
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Fox News Displays Stunning Racism in Reporting on Ferguson

Fox News Displays Stunning Racism in Reporting on Ferguson
We all knew that Fox News – and much of the right-wing media – engages in race-baiting. But the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent events in Ferguson have brought out the worst of their racist impulses.
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We Live in a World Where the President Calls a Press Conference to Discuss Iraq AND Missouri

We Live in a World Where the President Calls a Press Conference to Discuss Iraq AND Missouri
President Obama delivers a statement about the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. Full video on the flip.
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Governor Calls In the National Guard

Governor Calls In the National Guard
Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
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Show of Force: Small CT Towns Use Tank-Like Vehicles to Fight Non-Violent Crime

Show of Force: Small CT Towns Use Tank-Like Vehicles to Fight Non-Violent Crime
The militarization of America's police force took center stage over the past week, as the protests over Michael Brown's death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer sparked a brute force response. Here are a few cases of sleepy New England towns employing heavy artillery in the post-9/11 police force.
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