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Understanding the violent protests across America

The protests are rooted not in the pandemic, but in centuries of discrimination

US jury clears police in shooting of Tamir Rice

The shooting of the 12-year-old-boy in 2014 was described as a "perfect storm of human error" by the prosecutor, Tim McGinty.

State of emergency declared in Ferguson

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency on Monday after a teenager was charged with shooting at police officers.

Texas police officer in pool party video resigns

An officer seen in a viral video throwing a bikini-clad girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other youths has resigned, says police chief.

Manhunt continues for cop shooting suspects in Ferguson

Investigators scoured streets near the scene of the shooting for clues and several people were brought in for questioning, but there were no arrests.

Two officers shot outside Ferguson police HQ after chief quits

Two police officers were shot during a protest, hours after the city's police chief quit following a damning report into his department.

Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter

The Oscar-nominated film comes to our screens at a time when racial and social equality debates are as topical as they were back in 1965.

Autopsy shows US police shot black man in back

An unarmed black man killed by LA police officers was shot three times, including once in the back at close range, according to his autopsy report.

Tense scenes after black man killed by St. Louis police

The 18-year-old Antonio Martin was said to be carrying a handgun, which he allegedly pointed at the police officer before the cop opened fire.

LAPD to investigate song mocking Michael Brown’s killing

"Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin' with a badass policeman," went the song, captured on video on entertainment news website TMZ.

Protests continue over death of black man by white cop

Protesters have staged demonstrations every day since a grand jury's decision on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges against the officer.

Riots grip Ferguson as jury decides not to prosecute cop

A US jury has found that white police officer Darren Wilson acted in self defence when he shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown.

Police kill 12-year-old boy wielding fake gun

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot by police while wielding a gun that turned out to be a toy, wants to conduct their own investigation.

State of emergency declared ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

Ferguson has been quiet while a jury decides if Darren Wilson will be charged for the killing of Michael Brown, but Missouri is taking no chances.

Second black teen killed by white officer in St Louis

Almost two months to the day after black teen Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer, another St Louis teen was gunned down in St Louis.

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