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Special prosecutor to help in Minnesota police killing case

2016-07-30 11:33

A Minnesota prosecutor says he won't step aside for a special prosecutor in considering charges in the police killing of a black motorist, but he's adding one to his team.

Baton Rouge police killer had bizarre online persona

2016-07-18 23:09

The gunman in the killing of three Louisiana police officers considered himself a spiritual leader and revolutionary, a man willing to take action while others focused on protests.

Motive unclear for killing of 3 Baton Rouge police officers

2016-07-17 23:35

A black gunman has shot dead three police officers in Baton Rouge in the US in the latest spate of violence involving law enforcement, but the motive remains unclear.

Obama denounces Baton Rouge police shooting as 'work of cowards'

2016-07-17 21:47

President Barack Obama has condemned as "cowardly" a shooting that killed three police officers and wounded three more in the Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge.

Police killings: Suspects possibly wearing all black, army fatigues

2016-07-17 20:06

Police in Baton Rouge, where three of their colleagues have been shot dead, say two of the shooters are on the run and may be wearing all black, army fatigues.

7 police officers shot in Baton Rouge, 3 feared dead - CNN

2016-07-17 17:42

CNN has reported a Baton Rouge source as saying at least seven police officers have been shot and three are feared dead. A lone gunman is said to have carried out the attack.

Don't resort to violence - son of slain Louisiana man

2016-07-13 22:26

The 15-year-old son of a black man shot and killed by Louisiana police has spoken out for the first time, asking people not to resort to violence after Alton Sterling's death.

'We cannot breathe in an anti-black world'

2016-07-13 15:31

Black people are still in a fragile state after the killing of Ficksburg resident Andries Tatane and 34 mineworkers at Marikana, Black Solidarity Action have said at a protest outside the US consulate in Cape Town.

Obama: Don't despair

2016-07-12 22:12

At a memorial for slain Dallas police officers, President Barack Obama has said that a week of troubling violence appears to have exposed "the deepest fault lines of our democracy".

Trump expects more friction between police, blacks

2016-07-12 19:08

Donald Trump believes relations between police and African-Americans are "far worse" than people think, predicting that protests against police violence "might be just the beginning for this summer".

 

Slain US deputy to be laid to rest

2016-07-23 16:44

Friends and family are gathering in Baton Rouge to remember Brad Garafola, one of three officers shot and killed by a gunman.

Baton Rouge police killings - Marine ambushed officers

2016-07-18 16:41

Police say the former Marine, dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition, who killed thee baton Rouge police officers and wounded three more, had lead them into an ambush.

Baton Rouge gunman dead, no active shooter - police

2016-07-17 22:50

The gunman who shot dead three police officers and wounded three others in the Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge was killed and there are no suspects at large, officials say.

Baton Rouge: Specialised robot used to check for explosives near suspect's body

2016-07-17 20:27

Police in Baton Rouge, where three officers have been shot dead, are using a specialised robot to check for explosives near the body of a suspect. Two others are said to be on the run.

3 officers dead in Baton Rouge shooting

2016-07-17 18:58

Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokesperson says.

Dallas shooter ostracised over army incident

2016-07-16 16:13

Authorities have described the Dallas sniper, Micah Johnson, as a loner, but friends and acquaintances remember him as a gregarious, even "goofy" extrovert.

1000s gather to mourn, honour 3 slain officers in Dallas

2016-07-13 19:53

Nearly a week after five officers were killed by a gunman in Dallas, memorial services for three of them have drawn thousands of mourners.

Why we can't let politicians use the race card

2016-07-13 08:02

With less than three weeks to go to the local government election, there is a real danger that politicians from all parties will be tempted to use the race card to mobilise votes, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Dallas mayor: The soul of our city was pierced

2016-07-12 21:16

President Barack Obama has attended a sombre memorial to five police officers slain in a sniper ambush in Dallas, as he seeks to unify a country divided by race and politics.

Black Detroit cop reassigned for Facebook post

2016-07-12 19:08

A black Detroit police supervisor has been reassigned and placed on restricted duty after posting controversial Facebook comments.

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