Ferguson swears in African-American police chief- 9 May 2016
"The Missouri city of Ferguson, site of protests after the 2014 shooting of a black teen by a white police officer, has sworn in a new police chief. Delrish Moss will head a mostly-white police force in a community that is two-thirds black.
Most recently the supervisor of public information and community relations for the Miami Police Department in Florida, Moss, 51, was sworn-in as Ferguson police chief on Monday afternoon. He will be the second black chief of police in Ferguson, a 21,000-resident inner suburb of St. Louis, after Interim Chief Andre Anderson resigned in December."
Two Riots, One Cause, a Half-Century Apart-Text + Audio + Video - 15 August 2015
"One year ago, riots began in Ferguson, Missouri when a white police officer killed an unarmed black youth.
Fifty years ago, in a poor neighborhood of Los Angeles, black residents clashed with white police officers in six days of deadly riots."
Unrest Marks Anniversary in Ferguson, Missouri- Text + Audio + Video - 12 August 2015
"On the anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death, protesters again filled the street where riots and attacks have occurred in the last year. There was bottle and rock throwing. But some protesters say that is to be expected.
"Violence is going to happen...regardless," said one protester."
Run The Jewels on Ferguson: 'Riots work' - VIDEO - 6 August 2015
"It is a year since black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
The 18-year-old was unarmed and his shooting led to riots, both in Ferguson and across America.
Acclaimed rap band Run The Jewels are outspoken on racism and on the night that a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer that killed Brown - sparking the worst riots to date - they drove into the area to perform.
In this special video for the BBC, Killer Mike and El-P explain why they think riots work and what it was like to perform on such an emotive night.
Andre Anderson Tapped as Interim Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief - Article + Video - 22 July 2015
"Andre Anderson — a former amateur boxer, Army alum and 24-year veteran of the Glendale, Arizona, force — is tasked with reforming Ferguson's scandal-scarred police department. He will also have to rebuild confidence in a community ripped apart by last summer's racial unrest."
The US police chief fighting to end racial tension - Article + Video - 21 May 2015
"As America searches for ways to tackle the huge issues surrounding race and policing,
one police chief believes he has the answers - and others are starting to listen."
Volunteers Aid Victims of Riots in Baltimore - Text + Audio + Video - 5 May 2015
"There were riots in parts of the city after a funeral was held for an African-American man who died after being arrested.
The city is working to get back to normal after a week of violence.
Volunteers are helping people in the neighborhoods that were affected by the unrest."
Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Death of Black Man - Text + Audio + Video - 2 May 2015
"The chief prosecutor in the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland has announced charges
against six police officers in the case of the death of a 25-year-old black man.
Freddie Gray died in the hospital April 19th, a week after he was arrested.
Mr. Gray’s death was ruled a homicide."
Baltimore Police End Investigation of Freddie Gray’s Death - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"Prosecutors will now decide whether to charge six police officers involved in Mr. Gray’s arrest.
Also in the news, Pakistan sentences 10 men for attack on Malala;
Nigeria says 150 more freed from Boko Haram;
Bernie Sanders enters 2016 U.S. presidential race;
Boy rescued five days after Nepal quake."
National Guard Establishes Order in Baltimore after Riots- 30 April 2015
"The rioting started after the funeral of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old black man died of injuries he received while being detained by police
more than two weeks ago. Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared a night-time curfew for the city."