Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Protests against police racism broke out in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis this week after another officer shooting killed a black teenager, VonDerrit Myers. (Photo: akacharleswade/Twitter)
Protests over a police shooting in St. Louis, Missouri continued for a second night on Thursday and into Friday morning as hundreds of people gathered in the city where a white off-duty officer killed a black teenager earlier this week. As many as 400 demonstrators came together throughout the night in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis. Police...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old African...
Rebecca Rivas
Just after intermission, about 50 people interrupted the St. Louis Symphony’s...


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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