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Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings
Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings

Tyrus Murray was 13 years old when her father, Earl Murray, and his friend Ronald Beasley died in a hail of gunfire during a drug bust gone awry. Both men were black, and neither was armed. Their shooters were white law enforcement officers, and neither was indicted. That was 14 years ago, but the case and others like it help explain the anger in this St. Louis suburb, where a white police officer's shooting of an unarmed black man this month fueled angry protests and demands that the officer, Darren Wilson, be charged in the death of Michael Brown, 18. One other thread of similarity: The chief prosecutor then was Robert McCulloch, the same chief prosecutor now handling the...

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