Photography by Richard Schaffer
Sunday, November 30, 2014
"I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words." Ann Hood
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Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum, left, and Devonte Hart, 12, hug at a rally in Portland, Ore., where people had gathered in support of the protests in Ferguson. via
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Duncan Titmarsh said.
they pushed the plane.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Darren Wilson, who shot the 18-year-old on 9 August, told ABC News that in the struggle which preceded the shooting, he had felt "like a five-year-old holding on to [US wrestler] Hulk Hogan". Many in Ferguson's predominantly African-American community had called for the officer to be charged with murder, but the grand jury's decision means the police officer will not face state criminal charges over the shooting. Lawyers for Mr Brown's family denounced the grand jury's decision as "unfair" while condemning the violence that followed the decision.
Protests were reported in 12 cities: St Louis itself as well as Seattle, Albuquerque, New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Portland, Chicago and Boston. In Oakland, in the San Francisco Bay area, rioters vandalised police cars and attacked businesses in the centre during a second night of unrest in the port city of 406,000 people. On Monday night, 43 arrests were made in Oakland as police struggled to control a crowd of some 2,000 people. Long-standing grievances about Oakland's police department are believed in part to be fuelling the protests there. Speaking from Chicago on Tuesday,
President Barack Obama said there was "no excuse" for destructive behaviour and criminal acts of rioting. Accepting that "many communities of colour" had a sense of laws not being enforced "uniformly or fairly", he said he had ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to look at what steps could be taken to build trust.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
penguin photo gallery goodness.