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Louis C.K.'s Manager Admits Wrongdoing In Quieting The Comedian's Accusers

Louis C.K.'s Manager Admits Wrongdoing In Quieting The Comedian's AccusersLouis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky issued an apology Monday for his role keeping the disgraced comedian’s sexual misconduct under wraps.



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Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun Set

Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun SetST. LOUIS COUNTY ― There are a couple of ways you could describe what happened Wednesday night as demonstrators once again took to the streets to protest last week’s not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley ― a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a black man fleeing a drug stop.



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Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun Set

Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun SetST. LOUIS COUNTY ― There are a couple of ways you could describe what happened Wednesday night as demonstrators once again took to the streets to protest last week’s not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley ― a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a black man fleeing a drug stop.



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Police Near St. Louis Quash Peaceful Protest By Declaring It An Unlawful Assembly

Police Near St. Louis Quash Peaceful Protest By Declaring It An Unlawful AssemblyST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ― Several hundred protesters took to the streets in a suburb of St. Louis again on Wednesday night, the latest demonstration following a judge’s not guilty verdict for the former police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.



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New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.



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More Than 140 People Arrested in St. Louis Protests

More Than 140 People Arrested in St. Louis ProtestsProtests became violent in St. Louis after a white police officer was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of a black man, but residents say the city they know is a place where people help, not hurt each other.



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St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting Protesters

St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting ProtestersA refrain commonly chanted by Black Lives Matter activists was shouted Sunday night by St. Louis police officers as law enforcement officials arrested more than 80 people during the city’s third night of unrest.



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Riot police deployed as protests continue in St Louis at former officer's acquittal over death of black suspect

Riot police deployed as protests continue in St Louis at former officer's acquittal over death of black suspectSt. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy on Sunday night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and making several arrests. Demonstrators gathered in central St. Louis for the third straight night to protest the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, 36, of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. As it had on Friday and Saturday nights, the protest started peacefully but turned disorderly after dark. Demonstrators broke windows and attempted to block a ramp to an interstate highway, police and witnesses said. Police also reported confiscating weapons including at least one handgun from protesters. The violence evoked memories of the riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. People run as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP Police confiscated plastic spray bottles containing an unknown chemical that was on officers, who were then decontaminated, police said. "This is no longer a peaceful protest," St. Louis police said on Twitter, adding that one officer was injured. "Police continue to make arrests after property damage in Downtown #STL," another tweet said. Sunday's gathering was the largest of the three nights with more 1,000 protesters. Police in turn deployed their largest show of force. Officers in riot gear marched through the streets. Others in large vehicles ordered people to leave over a loud speaker. "Do they think this will make us feel safe?" said Keisha Lee of Ferguson, shaking her head. Police arrive as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley,  Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP Police ordered a group of news photographers to stand up against a wall. One of them who posted the incident live on Facebook was placed in handcuffs when his video cut out. The photographers were released after about 30 minutes. Earlier in the evening, a handful of demonstrators threw bottles in response to a police officer making arrests, the first indication that the protest could turn violent. "Agitators are breaking multiple windows at Olive & 10th. Officers are heading to scene," police tweeted. Protesters broke large ceramic flowerpots at the entrances to several downtown buildings. A few took chunks of the ceramic and hurled them at windows, drawing in the police.The protests began on Friday shortly after the acquittal on Friday, when 33 people were arrested and 10 officers injured, police said. Violence flared anew on Saturday night when about 100 protesters, some holding bats or hammers, shattered windows and skirmished with police who were in riot gear, resulting in at least nine arrests. Protests in St Louis continue Credit: Joshua Lott/Reuters More serious clashes broke out in 2014 in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, following the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer who was not indicted. The Ferguson protests gave rise to Black Lives Matter, a movement that has staged protests across the United States. An informal group known as the Ferguson frontline has organized the protests, focusing on what it describes as institutional racism that has allowed police to be cleared of criminal wrongdoing in several shootings of unarmed black men. "Windows can be replaced. Lives can't," said Missy Gunn, a member of Ferguson frontline and mother of three children including a college-age son. She said she feared for him every night. As activists marched through central St. Louis, drummers set the beat for the chant: "If we don't get no justice, y'all don't get no peace." Smith was shot in his car after Stockley and his partner chased him following what authorities said was a drug deal. Prosecutors argued that Stockley planted a weapon in Smith's car, but the judge believed the gun belonged to Smith.



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U2 Cancels St. Louis Concert Due To Security Concerns

U2 Cancels St. Louis Concert Due To Security ConcernsU2′s Saturday night show in St. Louis has been canceled at the last minute due to concerns about security at the venue, the band announced on Saturday morning.



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Protests erupt in St. Louis after ex-officer’s acquittal

Protests erupt in St. Louis after ex-officer’s acquittalProtests erupted after former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.



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