The big business of tear gas, explained

Aug 19, 2014
Clouds — and people running from them — appear in images from Ferguson to Cairo.

Ferguson story highlights Twitter's role as source

Aug 19, 2014
Coverage of protests in Ferguson, Missouri is being propelled by social media.

How police presence in Ferguson shut down one business

Aug 18, 2014
The Swiish Bar and Grill seemed far away from the violence. It was and it wasn't.
Swiish Bar and Grill in Jennings, Missouri has been largely empty since law enforcement took over its parking lot.
Lindsay Foster Thomas and Noel King/Marketplace

The emotional and economic toll on Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 18, 2014
Unrest surrounding the death of Michael Brown highlights an economic disparity.
Demonstrations in downtown Ferguson in a parking lot across from the Ferguson, Missouri Police Station.
Noel King/Lindsay Thomas

SWAT teams are a growing presence in law enforcement

Aug 15, 2014
Since the 1960s, more local police departments have added their own SWAT team.

Why Ferguson's police department uses military weapons

Aug 14, 2014
The federal government helps local law enforcement acquire military equipment.