Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
Feminism is knowing that you don’t have to wear things to impress a man
Feminism is also knowing that it’s okay to wear things to impress a man if you want to
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State education officials have approved a plan by Detroit Public Schools to slash pay by 10 percent district wide to help erase the district’s $127 million deficit.
This is my state and my governor and my representatives and my emergency manager’s idea of reform and accountability. Sometimes I wonder how these people sleep at night. And then I realize they sleep quite well, probably on 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets with dreams of their vacation homes running through their heads.
By all means, balance the budget on the backs of the teachers and front line staff.
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The public library in Ferguson, MO, is open for business, and teachers - including these woman - are hanging out there for students who don’t want to miss out of school. (Photos from Twitter)