People gathered Friday to protest the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others who have been killed by police.
An armored personnel carrier. A 270-pound ballistic shield. A sonic weapon. A military-grade helicopter. An analysis of their equipment list illustrates the department’s militarization over the past 10 years.
Several hundred people joined the protest in St. Louis, Missouri. Residents of the area are waiting on a grand jury decision of whether the police officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old will face charges.
Officials in St. Louis County said Thursday that someone hacked a Twitter account and tweeted about the grand jury investigation into Michael Brown’s death.
A fight broke out between officers and protesters just hours after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued a video apology for the way the Michael Brown case was handled.
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Read coverage from the first eight days of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
Conservatives pushing to limit the growth of federal police forces see an bipartisan opening after Ferguson.
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Continued coverage here.