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Ferguson unrest: 'Obama don’t feel the pain' — It was 10.08pm when Barack Obama stood at a lectern in the White House and said: "We have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades. I've witnessed that in my own life. And to deny that progress I think is to deny America's capacity for change."

Michael Brown family say 'process is broken' after grand jury decision leads to night of riots — The family of an unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer in Missouri accused the US justice system on Tuesday of systematically failing young black people, after the decision not to charge his killer led to America's worst night of race-related riots in a generation.

Black fireman says he was abused and Tasered by Met — Scotland Yard is facing a new case of alleged police racism after a black firefighter who tried to assist officers while off duty claimed he was targeted because of his skin colour, abused, assaulted and shot with a stun gun.

Wave of violent civil unrest grips Ferguson after grand jury decision — Violent protests have flared in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, after a decision not to bring state criminal charges against a police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old. A grand jury in St Louis County on Monday declined to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown on 9 August, following an altercation after the officer stopped him and a friend for jaywalking.

Met police accused of abusing black fireman have case to answer, says IPCC — Six Metropolitan police officers accused of responding to an offer of assistance from an off-duty black firefighter by abusing him, dragging him from his car and shooting him with a Taser should face disciplinary charges for possible racial discrimination, the official watchdog has concluded.

Ferguson ablaze after Michael Brown verdict: ‘This is a war zone now’ — Fires were raging when a man with a scarf wrapped around his face walked out of the smoke and looked around him in disbelief. "All they had to do was give us justice and look at this," he said. "This a war zone now."

MONEY BACK PLASTIC — If you pay for goods or services by credit or debit card or by a prepaid card you have clear rights to get your money back if anything goes wrong. So it is always safer to pay by plastic and you should always do so if you can.

Revealed: police databank on thousands of protesters — Police are targeting thousands of political campaigners in surveillance operations and storing their details on a database for at least seven years, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal. Police are targeting thousands of political campaigners in surveillance operations and storing their details on a database for at least seven years, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal.

HARDSHIP GRANTS AVAILABLE — More than 3000 charities distribute £288 million pounds in grants to individuals in financial hardship every year. And yet these grants are little known and hard to find. Some give money nationally, others just to people in particular parts of the country.

There is bipartisan agreement on one thing: Obama's immigration action is controversial — Barack Obama characterised his move to reform the immigration system this week as a pragmatic decision: a "common-sense, middle-ground approach" consistent with the actions taken by presidents before him. His decision is viewed somewhat differently among critics and supporters alike.
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Nov 26, 2014

@TheGregling @louisa_austin Valid point. Though in the middle or the night (and serious disorder) we won't always get it pitch perfect.

Nov 26, 2014

I've collected the best images and video from my two nights in #Ferguson here.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @asteris: 3 hrs ago RT @PaulLewis: Police with assault rifles on the scene. Four armored personnel carriers. #ferguson

Nov 26, 2014

Sums up the night. This cop castigates protesters over damage to community. Full video can be seen here: ht...

Nov 26, 2014

Marley's, a bar in #Ferguson. Rock'n roll playing while TV streams images of disorder at police station three blocks north. No-one watching.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jonswaine: Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch's announcement

Nov 26, 2014

Surreal thing to see in suburban middle America. National Guard soldiers lining a street in #Ferguson.

Nov 25, 2014

Seconds later, this police car was overturned. Happens 30 secs ago #ferguson

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