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  • Everytown USA: Is the Policeman Your Friend?

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

    2014 822 polProtestors clash with police on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, the night of Aug. 19, 2014. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times)

    In Ferguson, the world finally got a long, hard look at what a hyper-weaponized military-style United States police force looks like in action.

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  • Justice (?) for Renisha McBride

    Justice (?) for Renisha McBride

    By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Truthout | News Analysis

    Ted Wafer, convicted of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 3. He faces a maximum of life in prison. Many feel that justice has been served; others do not. There is a sense of contradiction in equating justice for Renisha with Wafer's impending prison sentence.

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  • Police Killing of Yet Another Black Man Nearby Ferguson Protests Warrants Probe

    Police Killing of Yet Another Black Man Nearby Ferguson Protests Warrants Probe

    By Mark Weisbrot, Truthout | Op-Ed

    It is disappointing to see that there has not been more public outrage, especially in the major media, about the killing of Kajieme Powell. As a video of the incident Tuesday clearly shows, the St. Louis police officers who killed Powell showed a reckless and callous disregard for human life in what is no isolated event, as many have documented.

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