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Excessive Police Force Cases Spark Racial Violence

The August 2014 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, re-ignited long-standing racial tensions in the predominantly African-American community, touching off days of riots and angry demonstrations. Now residents await a grand jury decision on whether or not to indict the shooter: a decisive chapter in a story some Americans know all too well. Cases involving allegations of excessive force by police have sparked racial...

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