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Americans will be grappling with a number of sensitive and critical issues throughout 2014 and beyond.  Some new, some old and some never-ending – concerns about race, religion, violence, politics, guns, climate change, war and civic responsibility are just some of the issues that may polarize all or segments of the nation.  We The People will bring awareness to different viewpoints in the hopes of educating its readership.  Please be encouraged to join in and share your perspective.

Source:  The White House / The White House YouTube Channel

President Barack Obama talks with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

On August 14, 2014, President Obama gave an update on the U.S. military operations on Iraq and delivered a statement on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the tragic death of Michael Brown.

 

Source:  PBS NewsHour YouTube Channel

Published on Aug 14, 2014

Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today in for a closer look at the drama unfolding over the police killing of Michael Brown, as well as local reaction to the governor’s order for State Highway Patrol to take over security. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weigh in on Ferguson’s disproportionately white police force.

Published on Aug 14, 2014

The killing of Michael Brown — and the subsequent police response to protests and riots sparked by the lack of transparency — has provoked reflection around the country about some of the deeper social and economic issues. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Eric Liu of Citizen University and Jelani Cobb of the University of Connecticut.

Published on Aug 14, 2014

Violent clashes between local police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has highlighted the distribution of military equipment to police departments around the country from the U.S. Defense Department. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about the concerns over the militarization of domestic law enforcement.

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