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Officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo by Jeff Roberson/AP)

Poor police response exacerbated unrest

Law enforcement agencies failed to fully grasp the deep social significance of Michael Brown's shooting death at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson last summer, a miscalculation that only exacerbated underlying tensions in the police response to demonstrations, according to a report released by the Department of Justice...

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