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Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

ST. LOUIS — In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court. It was there, they said, that low-income ...

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Still more work to do on civil and human rights

Militarized policing, racial bias and profiling, and over criminalization and incarceration are just a few of the civil and human rights issues facing the nation. Those and other topics were discussed Tuesday by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee ...

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Most police shootings don’t end with prosecutions

WASHINGTON — A Missouri grand jury’s decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shooting investigations that show the latitude afforded law enforcement in using deadly force. The question ...

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Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis police officer should be charged in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old. As expected, the grand ...

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