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The father of #MikeBrown, the teen who was fatally shot after severely injuring officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, MO, police department is asking for “peace” during the funeral for his son. Hundreds have gathered in St. Louis for the annual Peace Festival, which this year took on a special theme following the slaying of …

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Thousands of people gathered on New York’s Staten Island on Saturday as they protested against police violence and called for justice in the case of an unarmed man killed by an officer via an illegal choke-hold. Organized by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network advocacy group, the #WeWillNotGoBack march attracted close to 3,000 people from …

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Ferguson, Missouri remained relatively calm for the second night in a row. With only isolated arrests Wednesday and Thursday nights, a drawdown of the National Guard troops assigned with keeping the peace began Friday. “[A] sense of normalcy” returned to the area along West Florissant Avenue ‒ the epicenter of continued protests against the police ‒ on Thursday. “People …

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would continue. “[Islamic State militants] are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” he said, as …

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A suburban St. Louis police officer has been suspended indefinitely for threatening to kill protesters and journalists in Ferguson, Missouri while he pointed a rifle in the crowd’s direction during a demonstration this week. Lt. Ray Albers, 46, a 20-year police veteran, was caught on film by livestreamers yelling at protesters and journalists, “I will fucking …

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Hundreds of protesters flooded the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Wednesday, carrying signs and chanting in support of Palestinians as violence continues to rage in Gaza. As demonstrators marched across the bridge, activists also dropped a huge Palestinian flag from the nearby Manhattan Bridge that read, “Boycott Divestment Sanctions.” Although it is unknown …

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  “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”  Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries including a bone fracture near …

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So much for ‘innocent until proven guilty’. The pathetic Missouri governor is throwing gasoline on the fire before the investigation is complete, further stoking tensions in the community of #Ferguson. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said “a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” in the shooting …

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A relatively calm evening gave way to the arrest of 47 protesters early Wednesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the eleventh night of demonstrations touched off by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police officer. Attorney General Eric Holder is due to visit the majority-black St. Louis suburb at 11 a.m. local time …

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So-called less-than-lethal munitions used on protesters in Ferguson have become not only a symbol of a militarized mindset among law enforcement in the US, but have galvanized bonds between struggles against state aggression, from Missouri to Palestine. Protests over the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9 by a police officer continued into …

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The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent civil unrest in the St. Louis suburb, has led to a spike in firearm sales at some local gun shops, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Two local gun shop owners said that typically sluggish summer sales have gone …

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The number of killed and wounded in eastern Ukraine has doubled to 2,086 over the last two weeks, according to the UN’s “very conservative estimates”. “This corresponds to a clear escalating trend,” UN human rights spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told Reuters in response to a query. Over 60 people have been killed or wounded every day, Pouilly …

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The sovereign citizen movement is considered the top threat for domestic terrorism, according to a survey of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Islamist extremists and militia/patriot groups round out the top three threats to communities in the United States considered most serious by 364 officers of 175 state, local, and tribal law enforcement …

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