{FD} Petitions calling for firing prof for provocative ‘dead cop’ tweet gain steam

Two separate online petitions calling for the firing of a New York professor who tweeted that it is a privilege to have “future dead cops” as students have gathered a total of more than 1,000 signatures so far.

{FD} U2 cancels St. Louis concert due to safety concerns after protests

Irish rock band U2 announced their concert in St. Louis slated for Saturday night was canceled due to the lack of police protection in wake of Friday’s protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting of a black man.

{FD} St. Louis ex-officer Jason Stockley acquitted in killing of black man, city braces for protests

A white former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man who was shot to death during a 2011 high-speed chase, a verdict which stirred feelings of anger in the local community.

{FD} Berkeley police approved to use pepper spray at violent protests ahead of Ben Shapiro visit

The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests of the kind that have repeatedly hit the city this year.