Militarized Police

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Taser International, which manufactures and sells police tools like stun guns and body cameras, has financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have purchased the devices, raising concerns about conflicts of interest between the company and the law enforcement agencies. Taser has reportedly covered international airfare and hotels for police...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio last November,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Chicago police have operated a secret prison-like compound where they detain,...

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Declaring "we're all in this together," Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the new, black, homegrown police commander in Ferguson, ordered cops to remove SWAT gear and gas masks and then marched with protesters, prompting what observers called a stunning mood change in what had felt like a war zone hours before. Ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to replace clueless, thuggish local police, Johnson said he understood "the anger and fear (of) residents... We all want justice, we all want answers."