Just saw what appeared to be the first arrest of the night. Crowd quite small at this point.
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday as National Guard troops were called out after days of violent unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.
The National Guard deployment is the latest in a series of steps by authorities to end the looting and burning of stores that have punctuated protests and raised questions about race relations in the United States since the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, more than a week ago.
By Scott Malone
PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) – The man who ran Providence, Rhode Island, for 22 of the past 50 years is convinced that his hometown needs him again and isn’t going to let a little thing like the five years he spent in prison on a racketeering conviction stand in his way.
Vincent “Buddy” Cianci stunned the city’s political wags early this summer when he told his radio talk show audience that he would run for a third stint as mayor of Providence, hours before the deadline to declare his candidacy.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for former Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger on Thursday filed a formal appeal of the sweeping 2013 racketeering conviction on charges of committing or ordering 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s.
The U.S. District Court judge who heard his trial committed a “constitutional error” by refusing Bulger’s request to argue that he had been granted immunity for his crimes by corrupt Justice Department officials, the attorneys said in court papers.