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80 Percent Of Police Force Resigns After Missouri Town Elects First...

AFRICANGLOBE - Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in as mayor of Parma, Missouri on Tuesday only to find out that police officers, as well as the city attorney and a water treatment supervisor, had resigned before she took office. According to outgoing Mayor Randall Ramsey, who is stepping down after 37 years in town hall over two terms, the city employees gave no prior notice.

Rise Of The American Police State: 9 Disgraceful Events That Paved...

AFRICANGLOBE - Here are 10 events of recent decades that have encouraged the growth of a police state in the U.S. and promoted the type of toxic environment in which unarmed Michael Brown was shot six times.

The Militarization Of America’s Police Force

AFRICANGLOBE - Police departments, though, are adding more firepower and military gear than ever. Some, especially in larger cities, have used federal grant money to buy armored cars and other tactical gear. And the free surplus program remains a favorite of many police chiefs who say they could otherwise not afford such equipment.