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Ferguson shooting and unrest resonate in Atlanta-area demonstration

Latino communities must see Ferguson's fight as their own

08/20/14 05:14PM

The head of NDLON's #Not1More campaign outlines how Latino and immigrant activists can help prevent future police killings like that in Ferguson nearly two weeks ago: "We know the drill, because Michael Brown is not the first. But are we fed up enough to fight like we really want him to be the last?" read more

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. is greeted by local Republicans before speaking at a gathering for local candidates, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Why the liberal love for Rand Paul is wrong

08/16/14 11:19AM

Paul is correct to critique the militarization of local police in America. But that’s not a new phenomenon when it comes to black communities in America -- it’s been the norm since the 1960s. And the demilitarization argument does nothing to challenge nor change the fact that “nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012”, according to FBI statistics. read more

'No rights which the white man was bound to respect'

08/16/14 07:56PM

Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Jonathan Ferrell. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Host Melissa Harris-Perry offers a heartfelt note on black life and death in the hands of the police, and how the Dred Scott case relates to Brown's August 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri. read more

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The arc of justice runs through Ferguson

08/26/14 04:29PM

Three young black men were dead at the hands of the police. The police claimed a gun battle, but no weapons were ever found and witnesses said it was an execution. Nonetheless, the officers were not indicted -- and the local newspapers were not willing to investigate or press the issue. The community was outraged; the families bereft.This was not Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. read more

The state of trust in Ferguson

The state of trust in Ferguson

08/24/14 11:21AM

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Shayla Nunnally, Michael Skolnik, Salamishah Tillet and Kai Wright join to discuss the state of trust between the residents of Ferguson and police in the wake of protests. watch

How tear gas was used in Ferguson

How tear gas was used in Ferguson

08/24/14 10:45AM

Melissa Harris-Perry talks about how some of the scenes coming from the protests in Ferguson, and the police response to them, were reminiscent of conflicts the American public is used to seeing in foreign nations. watch

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