New US police shooting in spotlight, calm in Ferguson

This grab from a surveillance video released by the Cleveland Police Department on November 26, 2014 shows 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officerA video showing Cleveland police shooting dead a black youth raised new questions about US police treatment of young African Americans, as calm returned to the flashpoint town of Ferguson on the Thanksgiving holiday. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, had seen sometimes violent protests since Monday’s explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August. The decision revived long-standing questions about how police, especially white officers, interact with African Americans — questions asked again after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

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