How news outlets deal with kidnapping

How news outlets deal with kidnappingUSA TODAYAs kidnapped photojournalist James Wright Foley languished in the hands of terrorists, the news outlet he had been working for in the U.S. sought his release through highly secretive security channels. Work…

  August 20, 2014  

Cardinal Dolan Hosts Meeting on Police With Mayor, Sharpton

Cardinal Dolan Hosts Meeting on Police With Mayor, Sharpton
Wall Street Journal
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and a group of other religious leaders Wednesday to soothe tensions ahead of Saturday’s march protesting the death of a Staten Island man who died in police custody. The round-table …
Grand Jury to Take Up Death Linked to Police Chokehold in Staten Island New York Times
NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury USA TODAY
New York City grand jury to hear police choke-hold case Reuters
ABC News

  August 20, 2014  

Man killed by Woodland police fatally shot mom 24 years ago

Man killed by Woodland police fatally shot mom 24 years agoSacramento BeeJeffrey Towe lived with delusions and profound mental illness, family members say. On Monday, he became the ninth person in the Sacramento region to die of police gunfire this yea…

  August 20, 2014  

Video Shows Cops, Protesters and Journalists Running for Cover from Gunfire

A video surfaced showing police officers marching down the street in Ferguson when somebody began firing a series of gunshots, forcing cops, protesters and journalists to run for cover.

Nobody was injured or arrested in the incident that took place Monday night, but it is an indicator how some protesters are treating this like an all-out war.

But I guess that’s to be expected when police treat it as an all-out war.

The journalists recording the scene were already coughing from the smoke bombs and tear gas that police had been firing when they were forced to run for cover.

According to KMOV:

Photographer Karl Lund said he was scared being in the midst of the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson Tuesday night.
“Pretty scared, we didn’t know what to expect and didn’t expect gun fire,” Lund said.

Lund said he was laying low as police moved in with an armored vehicle after shots were fired.

“They (gunshots) were all over the place, hitting the truck and hitting the street, it was like someone was aimlessly firing,” Lund said.

Lund said one man appeared to be hit in the hand. It was same man a News 4 camera captured as he was driven to the police line at Ferguson and West Florissant. With help, he staggered to officers who took him in.

  August 20, 2014  

Livingston teen’s alleged killer charged with fourth murder in Washington

Livingston teen’s alleged killer charged with fourth murder in Washington
The Star-Ledger
SEATTLE — The man accused of gunning down a Livingston college student is now facing yet another murder charge related to the shooting death of a Washington man two months earlier, authorities said. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, is now accused of a total …

  August 20, 2014  

Deputies searching for man who jumped from car during Hamilton chase

Deputies searching for man who jumped from car during Hamilton chaseWCPO… say jumped from a moving vehicle during a police chase Wednesday in Butler County. Deputies said they attempted to stop a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu at about 1:30 p.m. near Hancock …

  August 20, 2014  

Missouri police officer suspended for pointing rifle at peaceful protester

Missouri police officer suspended for pointing rifle at peaceful protester
Q13 FOX
(CNN) — An officer who pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a Ferguson, Missouri, protester and threatened to kill him — a tense episode caught on video and posted online — is off the job, at least for now. The St. Louis County Police
Police officer suspended for pointing rifle at protesters, threatening them Washington Post
Officer Is Suspended After Telling Media in Ferguson: ‘I Will F*cking Kill You’ Mashable
Police Officer To Cameraman In Ferguson: ‘I Will F—— Kill You’ Business Insider

  August 20, 2014  

Trial opens for Fresno man accused of kidnapping sister-in-law

Trial opens for Fresno man accused of kidnapping sister-in-lawFresno BeeA criminal trial began Wednesday for a Fresno man suspected of kidnapping a woman two years ago — a crime that made headlines after his brother was killed in a police shoot-out. K…

  August 20, 2014  

St. Louis Police Release Video of Yesterday’s Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

St. Louis Police Release Video of Yesterday’s Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting
The Wire
The video, filmed by a bystander on their phone, captures the entire incident, from before police officers arrived, to their initial confrontation with the man, to the actual shooting, and a few minutes of the aftermath. While it is filmed from some
Why Do Cops So Often Shoot To Kill? Huffington Post

  August 20, 2014  

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was beaten, had ‘serious facial injury …

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was beaten, had ‘serious facial injury
WJLA
FERGUSON, Mo. (ABC News) — The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager suffered “a serious facial injury” in the altercation before firing the fatal shots, according to a source close to the officer who spoke to ABC News today.
Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Just Miles From Ferguson (UPDATED) ThinkProgress
St. Louis Police Release Video, Calls From City Shooting St. Louis Public Radio
Another Young Black Man Has Been Killed By Police in St. Louis as Tension VICE News
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  August 20, 2014