Ferguson police force ‘too white’

When an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer recently, it cast a “blinding” spotlight on a small police department “struggling for authority and relevance” in a “changing” demography, the Washington Post writes.

Since the shooting, the

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Violence, looting after black teenager shot

This weekend protest and looting in Ferguson, St Louis, Missouri, left broken glass and at least one burned-out building.

Officer Brian Schellman of the St. Louis County police said two officers were injured overnight Sunday — one was hit by … Read the rest

This weekend protest and looting in Ferguson, St Louis, Missouri, left broken glass and at least one burned-out building.

Officer Brian Schellman of the St. Louis County police said two officers were injured overnight Sunday — one was hit by … Read the rest

Black teenager may be accused of sex with corpse

rape3An 18-year-old black teenager accused of murder and rape, admitted in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday that he had sex with a “motionless” 14-year-old girl.

He did not dispute that she might have been alive at the time.

If … Read the rest