Following Ferguson, US police use of military gear to be reviewed
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Following Ferguson, US police use of military gear to be reviewed

David Nakamura and Niraj Chokshi | The Washington Post - August 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supplied nearly half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police…

Suburban US ghettos like Ferguson are ticking time bombs
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Suburban US ghettos like Ferguson are ticking time bombs

Peter Dreier and Todd Swanstrom | Specials to The Washington Post - August 22, 2014

The current turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, in the Midwestern United States, follows the trajectory of urban riots in Newark, Detroit, Cincinnati, Miami, Oakland, Los Angeles and elsewhere.…

Protesters defy curfew in riot-shaken US town
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Protesters defy curfew in riot-shaken US town

Joshua Lott | AFP - August 17, 2014

FERGUSON, Missouri – Police used smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse demonstrators who defied a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri early Sunday, where a fatal police shooting…

Missouri declares state of emergency, curfew after looting
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Missouri declares state of emergency, curfew after looting

Joshua Lott | AFP - August 16, 2014

FERGUSON, Missouri – The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri declared a state of emergency and curfew Saturday following race-tinged violence in the suburb where an…

Missouri violence highlights ‘militarization’ of US police
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Missouri violence highlights ‘militarization’ of US police

AFP - August 14, 2014

From high-powered assault rifles to camouflage-clad police officers perched on top of heavily armored vehicles, the violence gripping the Missouri town of Ferguson has highlighted a growing…