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Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community. 848 more words

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Woman Arrested After Leading Illinois Police On Bogus Search

According to a county sheriff’s spokesman, on Wednesday night a woman lied to authorities about seeing two suspicious men in the northern Illinois area where a police officer was fatally shot, and the false report prompted a large police response.  187 more words

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DEEP crews head out to fight wildfires out west

MARLBOROUGH, Conn. (WTNH)– Connecticut firefighters are once again heading out of state to help battle raging wildfires out west. The crew is leaving from Marlborough Thursday morning. 129 more words

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Justice Department: Ferguson cops just like Nazis

The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo., last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community. 60 more words

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Vigil Held For Illinois Police Officer Killed

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it. 526 more words

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Apple & Thurgood Marshall College Fund Create Brand New HBCU Scholarship Program

On Aug. 25, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) started admitting applicants for its brand new scholarship institute, the Apple HBCU Scholars Program.

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Roland Martin Urges Bill O’Reilly To “Shut The Hell Up” Over Vow To Shut Down #BlackLivesMatter

Wednesday on TV One’s NewsOne Now, Roland Martin called out Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for his vow to put the #BlackLivesMatter movement out of business. 429 more words

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