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Dana Milbank: Why Ferguson tragedy could become a farce

What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What's on course to happen there next month could be a farce.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Indiana campus police acquire military surplus gear

A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Several Indiana colleges have acquired weapons, vehicles, protective gear. Indiana campus police acquire military surplus gear A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Several Indiana colleges have acquired weapons, vehicles, protective gear.

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Related Topix: Indiana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Indianapolis, IN

Press-Telegram

Southern California police armed with military arsenal through program

Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Education Etc., Pasadena, CA

Tony's Kansas City

Kansas City News Talk Saturday

Check the KCPT line-up of Kansas City news chat shows discussing this week in politics and media. First up, the latest episode of our local gold standard political forum - RUCKUS .

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

The Miami Herald

Nation's new arts promoter-in-chief knows the landscape

R. Jane Chu is a petite powerhouse who is the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The former president and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Chu, 56, brings formidable credentials to the job, including a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies.

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Related Topix: National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Organizations, Kansas City, MO, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Emanuel Cleaver, US Senate, Republican, Roy Blunt, Senator Roy Blunt

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Missourian

McCaskill talks Ferguson, foreign policy on MU campus

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told law students Friday that she and her husband are creating a candidate school to prepare African-Americans for public office in Missouri. "We need that," she said in a forum at MU's Hulston Hall courtroom.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Joplin, MO

Windsor Beacon

Police body cameras offer benefits, require training

Although last month's deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has accelerated interest in the use of officer body cameras to help identify potential misconduct, 75% of law enforcement agencies were not using the technology as of last summer, according to a Justice Department-funded report released Friday. The survey of 254 law enforcement agencies, part of an 80-page review of the technology's application in daily law enforcement encounters with the public, also found that nearly one-third of the agencies that did deploy the cameras had no written policies governing their use.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

The Washington Post

Milbank: Ferguson tragedy becoming a farce

What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What's on course to happen there next month will be a farce.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Opinion

The Washington Post

Audit: U.S. border agency a vastly overpaida to build agent homes

U.S. Customs and Border Protection "vastly overpaid" for an employee housing project near one of its checkpoints in rural Arizona, spending nearly eight times the average price of homes in the area to build each of the units, according to a federal audit . The 21 agency homes in Ajo, Ariz, cost about $680,000 each, whereas the average price for a home in the city is $86,500, the Homeland Security Office of Inspector General said in a report on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Ajo, AZ, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sports

Tony's Kansas City

TKC Breaking and Exclusive News!!! Show-Me Talk of Yet Another...

A very SPECIAL THANKS TO AN AWESOME TKC TIPSTER for this note that hints at another SHAMEFUL MISSOURI SWITCHEROO in the works as the silly season kicks into high gear. To wit .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

ScienceBlogs

Has Dr. Oz become antivaccine? [Respectful Insolence]

When last we left "America's doctor," Dr. Mehmet Oz, in June, he was having his posterior handed to him by Senator Claire McCaskill in a Senate hearing about the deceptive marketing of supplements in which his over-the-top promotion of supplements like Garcinia gambogia, green coffee bean extract, and raspberry ketone. It was an unexpected pleasure, not for Dr. Oz, obviously, but for skeptics who had been concerned when they had learned Dr. Oz was going to appear before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, which Sen. McCaskill chairs, that it would turn into a love-fest or a grandstanding opportunity for Dr. Oz.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Marketing

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Yahoo!

Okla. police: McCaskill wrong on extreme militarization

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., listens to witnesses testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on federal programs that equip state and local police with military equipment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Payne County, OK

Examiner.com

Senators hold hearings on militarized police departments

Has the U.S. government overreacted since the 2001 terrorist attacks, creating a police state where local law enforcement agencies are armed with weapons to make them look like military units? This week Senator Claire McCaskill begins hearings on the militarization of police departments. The senate subcommittee will get testimony from police officials, members of the departments of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security, taking a look at how towns and cities across the United States have been equipped with military hardware through various Homeland Security programs.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Northern Arizona University

CIO

Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches

A recent data breach at retailer Home Depot and a leak of celebrity nude pictures from Apple's iCloud service raise questions about the companies' data security practices, two U.S. senators said Thursday. Senators John "Jay" Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, and Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, asked Apple and Home Depot for information on their security practices.

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Related Topix: Home Depot, Retail, Household Products, iCloud, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

NOLA.com

Defense Department gives Northwestern State, University of Louisiana-Monroe M-16 weapons

Police departments at Northwestern State and the University of Louisiana - Monroe have acquired M-16s from the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. Department of Defense has given Northwestern State University and the University of Louisiana - Monroe police departments 12 M-16 weapons each, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education .

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Related Topix: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, University of Central Florida, Yale University, Ohio State University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Fox News

GOP Sen. Roberts in fight of political career after bizarre twists...

Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has served 17 years in the Senate without facing a serious challenge. But the 78-year-old lawmaker has been unexpectedly thrust into the most contentious fight of his political career, after a late-breaking shakeup last week elevated the race's independent candidate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, University of Kansas, Democrat, Weird

Chronicle.com

On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles

Should the campus police at the University of Central Florida ever need a modified grenade launcher, one sits waiting in the department's armory. Retooled to fire tear-gas canisters, the weapon was used several years ago for training purposes, according to Richard Beary, the university's chief of police.

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Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Department of Defense, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson

Daily Kos

"Court Reform" In Ferguson: City Council's "Cap" On Fines Could Mean Residents Pay MORE in 2015

I was prepping a post about the Wednesday afternoon I-70 protest near Ferguson , Missouri, when I ran across this story, below. Tonight's piece is a truly twisted follow-up, of sorts, to my diary here on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Public Relations, St Louis County, MO

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Why are unified school districts now following police militarization?

The nation watched closely as Ferguson, Mo., protestors were violently met with police forces wearing and armed with military equipment. Yesterday Newsweek reported that a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing Tuesday addressing the militarization of local police .

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

The Washington Post

Ferguson protest tries to shut down I-70

Despite a forecast of rain, protesters in Missouri attempted to shut down Interstate 70 on Wednesday, an act of civil disobedience aimed at forcing the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The march - which police physically prevented from entering the freeway - is the latest flash point in what has been a near-nonstop call from leaders of Ferguson, Mo.'

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, St Louis County, MO

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