Police State

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A new video that appears to show the immediate aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9 corroborates earlier witness statements that the unarmed black teenager was surrendering to Officer Darren Wilson when he was killed. The footage, released by CNN on Thursday, shows two construction workers reacting to the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The police department for San Diego's public schools recently revealed that...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
One month after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by...

Further

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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