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US deaths by police gunfire on track to reach 1,000 by year's end

So far, in 2017, police officers in the United States have shot 492 people dead, on track to make this year the third one in a row where deaths by police gunfire will reach 1,000 victims, according to a report by the Washington Post, released on Saturday.

Coalition affiliated with Black Lives Matter issues its demands

A coalition of 60 organizations under the umbrella of a group called the "Movement for Black Lives" released its first policy platform statement on Monday, just days before the second anniversary of the death of black teenager Michael Brown.

Justice Department sues city of Ferguson to push police reform

Ferguson - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, because the City Council tried to amend a deal with the DOJ that would have enacted changes in its policing and court practices.

Op-Ed: Will body cameras protect people against overzealous cops?

Following the deaths of several unarmed citizens, the majority of them black, police departments across the U.S. have increasingly equipped their officers with body cameras. Yes, this is good news, but body cameras aren't a panacea.

Op-Ed: Deadly force shootings-AZ bill would keep police names secret

Phoenix - Rumain Brisbon. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Kajieme Powell. Ezell Ford. Mike Brown. All young, black, and male. And all shot dead by police under questionable circumstances.

Two police officers shot during Ferguson protest Wednesday night

Two police officers working a protest outside the police station in Ferguson, MO were shot Wednesday night. Both are in hospital and conscious with injuries described as "very serious."

Pennsylvania police shoot dead unarmed man who drove car at them

Police shot and killed a 52-year-old man when they went to arrest him. They pulled him over and when he tried to run an officer down, police opened fire.

Op-Ed: Police spokesman calls Brown memorial a pile of trash'

Ferguson - Ferguson Police Officer Timothy Zoll, the apparent spokesman for the police department was quoted by the Washington Post as saying the memorial to Michael Brown destroyed on Christmas was a "pile of trash."

Op-Ed: 'Hands Up Don't Shoot', 'I Can't Breathe', protests & trademarks

Protest chants and slogans catch on quick as supporters take to the streets chanting and marching for their cause, while others see it as a money-making opportunity.

Ferguson Witness 41 says she taped Brown shooting, trashed phone

Ferguson - A Ferguson grand jury witness, identified in the records as "Witness 41," said she videotaped the Aug. 9 confrontation between Officer Darren Wilson and teenager Michael Brown on her cell phone, but later, accidentally, dropped the phone into the toilet.

Protesters sound off in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley

San Francisco - Thousands of Californians returned to the streets of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley on Saturday in a show of support for larger protests against recent shootings of unarmed black men by police in other states.

Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Hillary Clinton 'very pleased' DOJ is reviewing police killings

The favourite to win the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidency in 2016 said she is "very pleased" federal reviews are underway into the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. She made her remarks at a woman's conference in Boston.

Man with pocketknife shot dead by police in Hollywood was white

A white man carrying only a small pocketknife was shot and killed in Hollywood Friday night by L.A. police. Reports said he was a homeless man but his race was not being reported in most media. Witnesses said he was shot by more than one officer.

More outrage as grand jury fails to indict in Eric Garner death

The death of a black man being taken into custody for a minor reason - suspicion of selling cigarettes illegally - has sparked more racial outrage. The white officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold will not be charged, a grand jury said today.

Obama asks Congress to buy 50,000 body cameras for U.S. police

In an effort to help increase the trust minority communities have in their police forces, President Obama asked the U.S. Congress to provide funding for police body cameras. It was one of a number of measures the president spoke of on Monday.

City of Ferguson will hire more minority police officers: Mayor

The mayor of the beleaguered city of Ferguson said Sunday they will be hiring more minority police officers there. This comes in the wake of the death of black teen Michael Brown and the grand jury declining to indict the white officer who shot him.

Ferguson cop who shot Michael Brown is leaving police work

Darren Wilson, the white policeman who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9, has resigned from the Ferguson police force. The announcement came today from one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager.

Crime spree unfolds while police tied up with Ferguson protesters

Police across America are at a breaking point trying to keep law and order while monitoring large scale demonstrations and anti-establishment protests in several cities in the U.S.

Op-Ed: The real lessons behind the Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson - It's a maelstrom in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson after he killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teen. Wilson was white, Brown was black, and the case mixed alleged racism with police abuse of force.

No indictment of white cop who shot black teen, protests start

The Grand Jury in Ferguson released its decision this evening and there will be no indictment of the police officer who shot and killed teen Michael Brown in August. Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged and already violence is breaking out.

Grand Jury clears Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson - At 9:30 p.m. ET, a grand jury decided to clear Missouri police officer Darren Wilson over the death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Op-Ed: Protester getting 'ready for Ferguson' shoots herself in the head

St Louis - A St. Louis woman and her boyfriend, preparing for increased unrest in Ferguson, purchased a gun for protection and accidentally shot herself in the head on the way home.

Police charity raises $500,000 for officer who shot Michael Brown

According to the business manager of his union, close to $500,000 has been raised for the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. It's unclear if Officer Darren Wilson has yet to receive all or a part of the money.

Anonymous seizes Twitter account of KKK amidst Ferguson threats

Ferguson - There's a lot of tension in the air in Ferguson, Missouri as reports indicate that the grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of teen, Michael Brown, may be imminent.

Mom of slain Ferguson youth taking case to the UN Committee

When an event such as the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri gets media attention, it gets that attention all over the world.

Source: Feds say charges against Ferguson cop unlikely

Washington, D. C. - Reports from the U.S. capital indicate that federal prosecutors are likely not planning to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August and set off riots and days of street protests.

NRA 'Killer Cop' competition prompts outcry over police violence

Albuquerque - Beginning Sept. 15, the National Rifle Association will host its annual National Police Shooting Competition (NPSC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The competition is expected to draw more than 500 police officers from law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Op-Ed: Why Michael Brown's juvenile records must be made public

Ferguson - We may never know whether Michael Brown was attempting to assault the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who ultimately shot him dead...or was fleeing and pleading for his life. But a jury should be allowed to ascertain the likelihood of either scenario.

Michael Brown shooting audio surfaces, 10 or more shots fired

The FBI are examining an audio recording that may be of the shooting of Michael Brown, the Ferguson teen shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. The audio was played on CNN and a burst of gunfire is heard, then a pause, then more gunfire.
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Protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson  Mo.  gather in front of St. Louis Coun...
Protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., gather in front of St. Louis County police headquarters in nearby Clayton. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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The nation and the world is trying to understand the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguso...
The nation and the world is trying to understand the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
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SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART s West Oakland station that caused Friday s temporary...
SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART's West Oakland station that caused Friday's temporary system closure is shown.
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The makeshift memorial to Michael Brown was intentionally run over with a vehicle, according to witnesses. Volunteers quickly rebuilt the memorial.
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