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Pitch Perfect Sharpton

by Lou Dubose | Aug 26, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri The funeral of Michael Brown in a Missionary Baptist Church near downtown St. Louis was many things. It was a funeral for an 18-year-old African-American youth gunned down minutes from his front door on August 9. A gathering of black clergy: Rev Jesse Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, et al. A convening of […]

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From Military to Peacekeeping Operation

by Lou Dubose | Aug 25, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri Is there a MacArthur “genius” grant for creative policing? Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is a candidate. The guy is as good up close as he us on “CNN with Anderson Cooper.” He did for Ferguson, Missouri, what Russel L. Honoré did for New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. […]

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Act of Human Kindness in Ferguson

by Lou Dubose | Aug 25, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri Maybe state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal caught your attention when she tweeted “fuck you” to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon earlier last week. Or maybe you saw her more than once in the continuing TV news coverage of the protests that erupted after Michael Brown was shot to death more than a week ago. […]

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On the Ground in Ferguson

by Lou Dubose | Aug 21, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri The scene is beyond bizarre. No access to the protest area—one long street—by car. Park in sprawling suburban mall, with Target as the anchor. Most of parking lot is taped off, a vast deployment area for 1,000 police and military vehicles, surrounded by sat-link trucks and media tents. Trying to sort through […]

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The Tragedy That Is Iraq

by Lou Dubose | Aug 18, 2014 | Blog, Foreign Policy, National Security

  Exit Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Not a day too soon and five years too late. The enormity of the tragedy he helped create is almost too great to grasp. Civilians murdered with weapons the U.S. had provided an Iraqi army that proved incapable of confronting a small but disciplined band of terrorists. Rape […]

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