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  • Man shot dead in Lubbock police confrontation

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say a domestic dispute and ensuing threats led to a confrontation between a male suspect and officers culminating in the officers shooting the man dead. Lubbock police identified the dead suspect as 51-year-old Guadalupe Esquivel. The shooting happened at an...

  • U.S. probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about 20,000 Explorers from the 2013 model year. Failure can cause...

  • Facts vs. visions

    Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned in vain.

  • Fight against militarized police is a culture war worth having

    Asked "whether it's proper to militarize the nation's city police forces," President Obama opined last week that "one of the great things about the United States has been our ability to maintain a distinction between our military and domestic law enforcement."

  • Obama orders review of U.S. arming of police

    President Obama has directed a review of the programs that send surplus military and other supplies and equipment to local law enforcement agencies, a White House spokesman confirmed Saturday.

  • Sweden: 3 protesters injured by mounted police

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford said officers on horseback chased rock-throwing demonstrators who were "causing violent...

  • We can avoid more Fergusons

    Change has swept our nation over the years. Technologies abound that no one would have dreamed of. And millions of black Americans have moved into the ranks of the upper middle class, the rich and the super rich.

  • Fanning the flames of racial tension

    For over a week, we have been repeatedly told that a white police officer shot and killed an "unarmed black teenager" in Ferguson, Mo. â€" and now the highest law enforcement official in the nation is reinforcing this narrative. 

  • Facts about US racial unrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities,...

  • Conflict in Ferguson shows need to consider multiple perspectives

    From the moment the riots in Ferguson, Mo., burst upon the national consciousness, people all across the nation have tried to fit the storyline into their own preconceived notions.

  • Obama faces growing criticism of program giving cops grenade launchers

    President Obama hasn't waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can't stay silent for long.

  • Manahattan Moment: If we don't learn from Ferguson, there will be more such tragedies

    The virtue of disruption, academics and observers argue, is that it gives African Americans a crisis with which to bargain. But after 50 years, what has this bargain achieved, except to cultivate a community that excels in resentment?

  • NYC public advocate shows off police body cameras

    NEW YORK (AP) — Compelled by video of a police chokehold death and the lack of such evidence in the fatal shooting of a Missouri teenager, a top New York City official Thursday intensified her push to equip the city's 35,000 officers with body-worn cameras. Public Advocate Letitia James held a...

  • What Ferguson %u2014 and America %u2014 needs is a white Republican for racial justice

    Barack Obama's presidency was supposed to usher in America's post-racial era. But Ferguson, Mo., shows that hope was perhaps too audacious.

  • Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police kept watch and jumpy parents escorted students as classes resumed Thursday at a suburban high school that authorities say was targeted for a massacre. Fifteen officers guarded South Pasadena High School and the district's four other schools, police Chief...



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