Two Officers Shot in Ferguson
Two officers were shot this morning as demonstrations celebrating Thomas Jackson’s departure turned violent. Both were hospitalized but were quickly released. The police chief’s resignation — along with those of the city manager, municipal judge and court clerk — followed a scathing Justice Department report exposing widespread racial discrimination in the city’s ranks. Many question whether the turnover will be enough to transform the department, and the city could still fight the call for reforms in court. But first it must stem the renewed violence.