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Ferguson Protests: One Person Shot, Seven Arrested in Overnight Clashes

U.S. news<p>One person was critically injured and seven were arrested as violence broke out after a midnight curfew was imposed on the St. Louis suburb rocked by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen. Clashes erupted shortly after the curfew went into effect, with tear gas and the sound …

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Local police get billions in military equipment

Local police departments are looking more and more like small armies, stocked with billions of dollars worth of military-grade equipment.<p>The Department of Homeland Security pumped $1 billion into local law enforcement last year, according to a report from the ACLU, while the Department of Defense …

Missouri police fire teargas at Ferguson protesters defying curfew

Police in riot gear fired teargas at protesters who defied a Saturday night curfew imposed in the Missouri city of Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old being shot dead by a police officer has been followed by a week of street clashes.<p>About 200 demonstrators ignored an order to return home at …

Ferguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters

Chaos broke out in the streets of Ferguson on Friday night, the same day that police announced the name of the officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown and released footage appearing to show Brown stealing cigarettes from a convenience store. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson later said …