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Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Security planning began long before the grand jury announcement - Full Story

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More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

Police chiefs in Chicago; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee, and elsewhere have taken a largely hands-off approach to demonstrations - Full Story

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Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

Said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his town as people burned and looted buildings in protest of a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case - Full Story

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Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

The bipartisan panel is to first hear testimony from local officials as a prelude to calling upon members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration in the coming weeks - Full Story

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New NYPD unit to combat terrorists, control protests

New NYPD unit to combat terrorists, control protests

Unit will be equipped with machine guns and heavy armor and will receive training in advanced counterterrorism tactics and "disorder control" - Full Story

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Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store - Full Story

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Cost for Ferguson security tops $12.5M

State budget director Linda Luebbering on Wednesday released updated cost estimates for the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol's work - Full Story

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Bay Area police unions decry anti-cop rhetoric

Bay Area police unions decry anti-cop rhetoric

Presidents of the 3 biggest Northern Calif. unions have published an open letter warning that recent anti-police rhetoric is threatening officers' safety - Full Story

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Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 NY officers trigger backlash

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association in New York, said there was "blood on the hands" of demonstrators and elected officials who have criticized police tactics - Full Story

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Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from retaliation - Full Story