Militarized Police

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In what appeared to be a reference to Comey's "Ferguson effect" claim, President Obama on Tuesday told an assembly of police chiefs that they can't "cherry-pick" crime data. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)
As President Obama spoke Tuesday to an international conference of police chiefs and the nation reeled from the latest incident of police violence gone viral, FBI director James Comey has come under renewed fire for further driving a wedge between law enforcement and the communities they are supposed to serve. Comey on Friday and again Monday...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Under new measures passed by the Israeli government, a so-called terrorist's house that has been demolished will not be rebuilt, and the individual's residence maybe revoked and property confiscated. (Photo via Al Jazeera)
East Jerusalem is in lockdown as of Wednesday after the Israeli military...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
 The above image is from a police helmet camera shows Albuquerque police officers surrounding James Boyd. (Screenshot via APD)
Marking an "unusual" development in the nationwide debate over police...

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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."