Violent clashes between local police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has highlighted the distribution of military equipment to police departments around the country from the U.S. Defense Department. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about…
By PBS NewsHour
By Colleen Shalby and Hari Sreenivasan
When Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were unjustly arrested Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri -- an incident that even President Barack Obama commented on during a press conference Thursday -- the news broke first on…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
The president decided to speak on the issues in Ferguson after receiving a late-night briefing Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Holder on the violence that had escalated while Obama mingled with former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary…
By News Desk and Associated Press
Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak to press and community members at 4 p.m.
Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson spoke to the press Thursday, calling the situation in the St. Louis suburb a "powder keg," but said that law enforcement was aiming to "facilitate" the protests.
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