Militarized Police

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Keene, New Hampshire's annual pumpkin festival turned riotous this weekend. (Photo: Twitter)
"These are no angels," Twitter user Isaiah A. Taylor said of the photograph that showed six young white men on top of an overturned car, beer cans aloft, as the crowd on the ground seemed to cheer them on. Over the weekend, crowds who attended the annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire became violent as the event descended into a riot...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The police department for San Diego's public schools recently revealed that...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
One month after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by...


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."