About 2,000 prisoners in the Willacy County Correctional Center rioted Friday. Calm returned by late Saturday, though the facility was so badly damaged it was “uninhabitable.”
The shots were fired Tuesday as officers arrested six people who allegedly were burglarizing a beauty supply store damaged during protests violent protests in November.
Working in Ferguson has never been more complicated after recent protests swept the city. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.
Protesters show up in Ferguson for a variety of reasons. Some want to cause chaos, while others want to stop it.
Ferguson’s could-be Mike Browns take a furious pride in the chaos they’ve caused. Their pride arose from despair about a system that they believe has failed them over and over again.
Ahead of the grand jury’s decision whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, cops are stockpiling weapons while organizers are trying to stop tensions from flaring into violence. Almost no one thinks things are getting better.
More than 100,000 people took to the streets in Brussels to protest against the government’s planned cost-cutting measures.
A new Amnesty International report accuses the agencies that policed the Ferguson protests of improperly using force, among other things.
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.
Police were called to disperse an angry standoff in Glasgow’s George Square.
Police in Ferguson managed to disperse a crowd early Wednesday morning by focusing on containing and corralling protesters. It was a quieter night, but police still arrested 47 people.
Ferguson, Mo., is one of many American cities that has received battle gear from the federal government. The program was started to counter drug activity but critics say it encourages police officers to adopt a “warrior mentality.”
But a higher percentage of white residents have contraband, according to a racial profiling report from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.
Warning: Old images are being posted on social media during Germany’s World Cup rout of Brazil.
Russia Today presenter Max Kaiser wants to buy a “people’s water cannon”.
It’s a dangerous world out there.
Because when your team wins the World Series people are obviously going to flip cars, break windows, and burn things.
#OccupyNorthPole. Don’t worry kids, we’ll bail him out before tomorrow night.
The one thing Iranian hardliners and British diplomats can agree on: Samuel L. Jackson.
Considering the behavior of certain police lately, this photo is oozing with righteous schadenfreude. This anonymous Chilean activist just delivered the taint shot heard round the world. Kick whichever ass you choose with our handy Photo Editor at the bottom of the page!
Amazing photos of Occupy Wall Streeters as they tangle with the NYPD on the second month anniversary of the protest. Pockets of violence erupted as OWS, in what they’re calling a “Day of Action,” attempted to march on the New York Stock Exchange.
Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, breaks his silence on the Penn State scandal with Bob Costas. And he unsurprisingly denies all the charges. “Horsing around” and “horseplay” are terms that are now forever tainted.
On the heels of the revelation that the judge who freed Jerry Sandusky on bail was a donor to Sandusky’s Second Mile charity, and the incredulous questions as to why she did not recuse herself, here are some more unanswered questions surrounding this awful scandal. Not to get into the realm of conspiracy theory, but there are some very disturbing “coincidences” surrounding this case.
Jerry Sandusky in a 1987 NBC interview: “I enjoy being around children…I just have a good time with them.” “Everybody needs people to care for them, even if sometimes they don’t want it.” *shudder*
This is the horrific and damning story of Victim 2. From the Grand Jury Report into the alleged and repeated rape of young boys by former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. The report identifies at least 8 victims, but Victim 2 is the case that directly involved Head Coach Joe Paterno and the upper echelons of the Penn State hierarchy. The abuse that’s described, and the resultant cover up, is shocking.
Just when you think this awful story couldn’t get any worse. Mark Madden, the sports writer in Pennsylvania who first broke the Jerry Sandusky child rape story, now claims that Sandusky is rumored to have sold children for sex to wealthy donors. Here’s a radio clip of Madden discussing an investigation into the stomach-turning allegations.
Just a simple reminder for deciding if the situation merits a riot. Thanks, Animaniacs!
While police forces were in full blown riot gear firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protestors, one Navy veteran stands strong amidst the chaos. He doesn’t even flinch while holding the U.S. constitution and Veteran’s for Peace flag. They really make the Navy tough as nails.
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Rioting continued unabated for a third night in London neighborhoods. With arrests reaching over 500 and one death reported, police are considering distribution of rubber bullets to the 16,000 officers that will be out trying to quell the riots tonight. First round of photos here.