FROM Russel Honore
Race and the Militarization of Policing in Ferguson, Missouri For four nights after an officer killed a young, black man in Ferguson, Missouri, confrontations escalated between police and protesters. Last night, the state Highway Patrol was in charge, led by Captain Ron Johnson, a native of Ferguson. Earlier, local police met one of the protesters’ demands, naming the officer who shot Michael brown as Darren Wilson. They said Brown had been stopped as a suspect in the robbery of a convenience store, but they have not released a complete account of the shooting. For the moment, a change of authority seems to have led to the restoration of order. How long will that last?
Aid Starts to Pour into Haiti after Devastating Earthquake Rescue teams, doctors and food supplies are landing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and more is on the way from all over the world. The next 24 hours are being called "critical" to reducing the human catastrophe. A Chinese rescue team landed at the airport, but it took six hours to unload a plane because the airport lacked the needed equipment. We get an update on relief and rescue efforts.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.