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Aug 8, 2015

Fear, mistrust linger in Ferguson despite reform efforts by police

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The scene outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Friday night was familiar: A crowd of 300 protesters, angry over last year’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen, went toe-to-toe with a line of officers, screaming profanities.

But unlike last summer, when police responded to even peaceful protests with batons, tear gas and rubber bullets in the aftermath of rioting and arson that tore apart the St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people, this time officers watched quietly but did not respond.

Aug 6, 2015

Ferguson braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – One year after the police shooting of an unarmed black teen thrust Ferguson, Missouri, into the national spotlight, the St. Louis suburb is bracing for a weekend of protests over continued complaints of police violence.

Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States are converging on the mostly black community of about 21,000 to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and call for improvements in relations with police.

Aug 4, 2015

Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out: magazine

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The white police officer who last year shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he has been unable to find another policing job and still feels threatened by critics who blame him for killing the unarmed black teenager, according to a story published in the New Yorker magazine.

Darren Wilson, 29, told the magazine that to try to keep his family safe after a series of death threats, he did not put his name on the deed when he bought a new house and had his wife check into a hospital anonymously when she gave birth to their daughter in March.

Aug 4, 2015

U.S. farm, consumer groups aim to block Monsanto bid for Syngenta

4 (Reuters) – Several U.S. farm and consumer groups are
working on strategies to derail a proposed tie-up of Monsanto Co
and agricultural seeds and chemicals rival Syngenta AG, saying a
combination of the market leaders would spell fewer and
higher-priced products.

Coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analyses
being done, moves that underscore the hurdles U.S.-based
Monsanto will face in any deal to take over Swiss-based
Syngenta.

Aug 2, 2015

Pennsylvania doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunting probe

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country’s most famous lion, Cecil.

Dr. Jan Seski, who runs a women’s health practice in Pittsburgh, was named by Zimbabwe as a client of Nyala Safaris, owned by a landowner who has been arrested on accusations of conducting an illegal hunt.

Jul 31, 2015

St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The family court system in St. Louis, Missouri, has racially discriminated against black juveniles, denying children their constitutional rights as they navigate court proceedings, a nearly two-year-long federal investigation has found.

The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report Friday, saying the Family Court of St. Louis County discriminates routinely against black children in a variety of ways.

Jul 28, 2015

U.S. court rules lawsuit by man beaten by Ferguson police can proceed

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A federal lawsuit against three white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, accused of beating a handcuffed black man and then complaining that the man’s blood dirtied their uniforms can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said that the district court in St. Louis erred in dismissing the claims of Henry Davis who was beaten by police in a jail cell following a September 2009 arrest, according to court records.

Jul 28, 2015

Court rules lawsuit by man beaten by Ferguson police can proceed

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A federal lawsuit against three white police
officers in Ferguson, Missouri, accused of beating a handcuffed
black man and then complaining that the man’s blood dirtied
their uniforms can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled on
Tuesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said that the
district court in St. Louis erred in dismissing the claims of
Henry Davis who was beaten by police in a jail cell following a
September 2009 arrest, according to court records.

Jul 26, 2015

Missouri man kills father by lying on his head to ‘prove a point’

By Carey Gillam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – A Missouri man was charged Sunday with murdering his 74-year-old father by lying on his head until the man lost consciousness, to prove “how big and bad” he was, authorities said.

Kyle Webb, 44, of Grandview, Missouri, is charged with killing Franklin Webb late Saturday night at a home they shared after the father complained about the way his son was cleaning up around a leaky pipe, according to a police report.

Jul 26, 2015

Police probe decapitation of Arizona woman and her dogs

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Police in Arizona on Sunday were probing what prompted a bloody domestic assault that left a woman and her two dogs decapitated and the man she lived with hospitalized with serious injuries, including a partly severed arm.

The grisly scene was discovered Saturday morning after a neighbor decided to check on the welfare of a married couple he knew had mental health issues.

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