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The police problem

Police
by D.C. Innes
Posted 8/18/14, 04:31 pm

When I was a boy, they told us in school that a policeman is your friend. There are communities where that does not appear to be true. Those communities also tend to be especially troubled by crime. That complicates the relationship. Ferguson, Mo., seems to have one of those complicated policing relationships.

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National Guard summoned to Ferguson

Police | Troops needed as confrontations escalate between police and protesters over the shooting of Michael Brown
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/18/14, 04:08 pm

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Associated Press/Photo by David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A change of tone in Ferguson

Police
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/15/14, 11:55 am

Amid calls for more government accountability, Ferguson, Mo., police have named the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on Saturday. Outside a convenience store destroyed earlier by looters, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson announced this morning that the officer, Darren Wilson, is a six-year veteran of the force. He has never been the subject of disciplinary action.

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