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Police announced Friday morning that Darren Wilson is the officer who is being investigated in the shooting of Michael Brown. In a halting and sometimes disorganized statement, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced that his department was...
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images No matter what you hear about vacations and congressional breaks, August is never a slow news month. Wars are...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The governor of Missouri today ordered the state Highway Patrol to take over security in the Saint Louis suburb of Ferguson. Local police have drawn heavy criticism for their use of force against...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: We return now to the drama that unfolded in the Saint Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, last night, and dominated conversation across the country today. RELATED LINKSFamily of slain Missouri teen...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: For a look at what’s happening on the ground in Ferguson, we turn to USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who was there last night. She regularly covers social issues relating to criminal justice...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: One of the many issues in Ferguson attracting national attention is the extent to which local police are becoming ever more heavily armed, or, as many put it, militarized. RELATED LINKSKilling of a...