Militarized Police

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
New details are emerging on Monday about the man who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge , La. on Sunday—just one incident in "a summer of numbing violence"—including his being a U.S. military veteran and saying in an online video that revolutions are only successful "through bloodshed." The shooter, who was killed at the scene,...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, are adding fuel to an already "combustible"...
Nika Knight, staff writer
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana and other local civil...


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."

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