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Aug 21, 2014

Calm largely holds in Missouri after grand jury opens shooting investigation

By Scott Malone and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met the parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown and promised his department would hold a thorough investigation into a case that has reignited a debate over the justice system’s treatment of African Americans.

Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014

Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds pockets of support

By Scott Malone and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a community wracked by racial unrest, police officer Darren Wilson is vilified by protesters for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager.

Away from the front lines, however, a small but growing band of supporters is starting to speak up for the white policeman, saying he is being unjustly attacked for doing his job.

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

By Scott Malone and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.

Holder, the first African-American to head the Justice Department, met with students and then community leaders at a community college during a visit to Ferguson for a briefing on a Justice Department investigation into the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014

Police move against protesters as calm dissolves in Ferguson, Missouri

By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

Protests in the town of 21,000, a predominantly African-American suburb of St. Louis, have been punctuated by looting, vandalism and clashes between demonstrators and police every night since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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