The night Ferguson burned

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An excerpt from Delusions of Grandeur recounting last year’s protests.
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Epic racist meltdown at Mizzou

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Not a good look.
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Why We Need Riot Police

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The use of force is only necessary when the consent of the governed is breached.
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Institutional racism by the numbers

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The question isn’t whether racism is embedded in American society. The question is the extent to which it is.
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No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

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Ted Cruz is apparently running for President of National Riflestan instead of the United States.
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Of grand juries and blue ribbon commissions: How America will dispute the lessons of Ferguson

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Passing racial injustice off on commissions and reports, and then ignoring their findings, is the American way.
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Parallels between India’s sexism and America’s racism

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Institutionalized sexism in India has more in common with American criminal justice than we might think.
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LAPD shooting of mentally ill black man reflects deeper policy issues

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Around 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, three police officers shot and killed an unarmed 39-year-old homeless man. The incident was recorded ...
Protesters face off with police officers in Ferguson, Missouri the night the grand jury chose not to indict Officer Wilson for Michael Brown's death.

Ferguson and a lesson in empathy

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For days, I felt blank about the events in Ferguson and New York City — the non-indictment of officers responsible for the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the protests. ...
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Born out of Pain: St. Louis artists respond to Ferguson

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As the smoke clears I see the passing of the old guard, and the rise of a much more dynamic St. Louis.

Jon Stewart on Ferguson & the Rams “hands stand”

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Five St. Louis Rams players held their hands up in a “don’t shoot” gesture of solidarity with Ferguson.

Ferguson burns while Mississippi flames

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While Ferguson, Missouri erupts in race riots, gays are having unprecedented marriage victories in the deep south.
Protesters face off with police officers in Ferguson, Missouri the night the grand jury chose not to indict Officer Wilson for Michael Brown's death.

BREAKING: Grand jury refuses to indict Officer Wilson

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Chris Andoe is on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, reporting live as the grand jury prepares to announce.
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