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Police in Ferguson: Military weapons threaten protesters.

The most striking photographs from Ferguson, Missouri, aren’t of Saturday’s demonstrations or Sunday night’s riots; they’re of the police. Image …

After Santa Barbara Killings, Questions About Police Dealing With Mental Health Issues

In the weeks and months leading to Friday's killing spree in Santa Barbara, local law enforcement confirmed they had interacted with the alleged …

Mystery of Who Placed White Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge Solved

Two Berlin-based artists have taken credit — and provided evidence to back up their claim — for swapping out two giant American flags over the …

Brooklyn Bridge

The ACLU Released A Terrifying Report On All The Military Weapons US Cops Have

The town of Ferguson, Missouri saw massive riots this weekend in response to the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, and cops showed up with a heavily armed SWAT team.<p>Members of this police force in a town of 21,000 carried 5.56-mm rifles based on the military M4 carbine. They wore body …

The Militarization Of America's Police Forces Started Getting More Extreme In The Last Decade

<i>Many have been disturbed by the images coming out of Ferguson, which show some officers pointing rifles at unarmed civilians.</i><p><i>The book "Rise of the Warrior Cop," by journalist Radley Balko, helps explain how these types of police forces have been used more frequently, and departments across America</i> …

Powerful Hashtag Shows How The Media Portrays Young Black Men Who Are Gunned Down

A hashtag that has become popular on Twitter calls attention to how the media often portrays slain black men like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was killed in a police shooting this past weekend.<p>People tweeting with the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown have been posting …

This Is The Version Of The Ferguson, Missouri Shooting That Police Don't Want You To Hear

Details have been hazy about the shooting, but two competing stories have emerged. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says Brown assaulted the officer first, and then the two began to struggle with the officer's gun.<p>The police version is at odds with another story, corroborated by multiple …

Why America's Police Are Becoming So Militarized

In fact they were looking for $1,000-worth of clothes and electronics allegedly bought with a stolen credit card. They found none of these things, but arrested two people in the house on unrelated charges.<p>They narrowly avoided tragedy. On hearing intruders break in, the homeowner's son, a disabled …