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Officer’s acquittal sparks protests in St. Louis

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/16/17, 08:34 am

Violent protests broke out in St. Louis on Friday night following the acquittal of a white police officer in an African-American man’s shooting death. Nine police officers were injured Friday, mainly by thrown objects such as bricks, water bottles, and rocks, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. About 1,000 protesters surrounded the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, breaking at least two windows and throwing red paint on the house before officers in riot gear dispersed them.

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Officers won’t face federal charges in Freddie Gray case

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/12/17, 05:25 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge six Baltimore police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray, the young African-American man who died in police custody in 2015. The government’s decision means none of the officers will face a criminal conviction in Gray’s death. State prosecutors charged all six officers, but juries acquitted three of them. The state dropped the charges in the other three cases. Gray died after breaking his neck in the back of a police transport van, where he was shackled but not restrained in a seat belt.

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Monuments men

Race Issues | As the question of Confederate statues sharply divides people, the gospel of Christ quietly brings them together in the heart of the old Confederacy
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/29/17, 09:58 pm

CLARKSTON, Ga., and AUGUSTA, Ga.—On a steamy Sunday morning in northern Georgia, joggers toting water bottles huff up a steep hill next to a massive granite rock soaring 800 feet into the humid Georgia air.

Stone Mountain Park is one of Georgia’s most visited tourist attractions, with its hiking, camping, ropes courses, railroad, water attractions, dinosaur-related exhibits, and one other notable display: the largest Confederate monument in the country.

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