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Police militarization: The Ferguson issue that wasn't

Police militarization — the issue that briefly united conservatives and liberals over Ferguson — has turned out to be a dud.<p>A White House review suggests largely leaving intact federal programs that provide surplus military equipment to local police departments. President Barack Obama ordered the …

NFL player's thoughtful Ferguson post draws applause

Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, came home Monday night after a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens.<p>It was late and surely he was worn out.<p>He turned on the television and saw everything that was going on in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the grand jury decision.<p>As he …

Ferguson protests spread coast to coast - CNN.com

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country and beyond.<p>But the furor isn't just about one grand jury's …

California's racial profiling law is 'terrible' legislation, police officials say

California is about to tackle head on the charged issue of racial bias in law enforcement.<p>Gov.<p>Jerry Brownthis weekend signed legislation mandating that California law enforcement agencies collect — and make public — data on the racial makeup of all those encountered by police.<p>For civil rights …

Why Ferguson touched a raw, national nerve - CNN.com

Washington University students march through a student lounge on the St. Louis campus as part of a nationwide walkout on Monday, December 1. Activists called for students to walk out of school and employees to walk off the job nationwide to protest police violence. A grand jury's decision not to …