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Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor’s removal

A St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home will be in court Wednesday asking a judge to remove the city's top prosecutor from the case.

Thai police crack down on protesters; PM refuses to resign

Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister rejected calls for his resignation.

Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented protest

Thailand's government declared a strict new state of emergency for the capital on Thursday, a day after a student-led protest against the country’s traditional establishment saw an extraordinary moment in which demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade.

Lawyer: Denver guard in fatal shooting acted in self-defense

An armed security guard hired to protect a television news crew at a weekend protest shot and killed a protester after he reached into his shirt, causing the guard to fear for his safety, according to a lawyer representing the guard’s family.

Chewelah church holds Black Lives Matter vigils

The Chewelah United Church of Christ has actively supported the Black Lives Matter movement since its resurgence earlier this year after the death of George Floyd. The church's board voted to endorse the movement earlier this month, and the church has continued to hold semimonthly vigils all summer. 

Shawn Vestal: Police watch as another Planned Parenthood ‘church’ protest flouts the law

After a judge's order this week barring protesters from disrupting services provided at the Planned Parenthood clinic in North Spokane, the Church at Planned Parenthood showed up and seemingly violated the order, anyway. It's another example of the Spokane Police Department not taking action to disperse the crowd, despite the ruling and action from city lawmakers. 

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn't outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn't much the teen can do to stop it.

Sheriff’s Office pushes back against claims of Spokane protester arrested Sunday

Jeremy Logan spoke to national news media outlet Huffington Post this week, linking his own experience with law enforcement in Spokane on Sunday with other stories that have emerged nationwide alleging peaceful protesters have been taken into custody. His arrest occurred before a Sunday afternoon event protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by law enforcement in Wisconsin. Spokane County Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Gregory said Friday that Logan was arrested by members of the office wearing badges, pursuant to a warrant issued in Douglas County for his arrest in November 2013.

Sen. Paul complains about ‘angry mob’ encounter after RNC

Sen. Rand Paul, who was surrounded by screaming protesters when he and his wife left President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech at the White House, claimed without evidence on Friday that he had been “attacked by an angry mob” of the type that would be unleashed in Joe Biden’s America.

Police union HQ targeted at Portland protest, 25 arrested

Protesters repeatedly set fire late Monday night to a police union headquarters building and were repelled by officers spraying tear gas, officials said. Twenty-five people were arrested amid clashes that stretched into Tuesday morning.

Thousands flood Belarus capital as election protests grow

Tens of thousands of people flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk on Friday in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election, and authorities sought to ease rising public fury by freeing at least 2,000 who were jailed after earlier demonstrations.

Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 protesters in Colorado

A man at a weekend Colorado protest who shot and wounded two demonstrators after he apparently aimed at a Jeep driving toward protesters has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, authorities said.

‘Killology’ kills empathy: Group protests now-suspended law enforcement training

A newly formed social protest group gathered Sunday afternoon to demand the Sheriff's Office cancel the planned appearance of a controversial police trainer. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a prominent law enforcement trainer whose philosophies are the subject of regular criticism, was set to host a “mindset bootcamp” event that included topics such as “combat preparation for your spouse and family,” active shooter situations and what makes a person a “winner,” according to a flyer for the event. Instead, he'll appear at a public forum, but protesters say he shouldn't be in Spokane at all.