31 Dec '14, 9am

Amid protest in #Ferguson, guardsmen rescued flag

Police in riot gear patrol the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 19, 2014. Protests over the shooting of a black teen by a white police officer have escalated into riots in the St. Louis suburb and the local authorities' response has sparked a national debate about the militarization of police. Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes Related GALLERY Militarized Target: A suburban war of a different sort in Ferguson, complete with National Guard The military uniforms and weaponry used by police, and the presence of the National Guard in a suburban confrontation zone, seemed more appropriate to military outposts in Afghanistan than a suburb of St. Louis, with its leafy streets and Target Supercenter. YEAR IN REVIEW 2014 2014: Military efforts span the globe It’s time to say goodbye to 2014. And for the military, goodbye to VA head Eric Shinseki and defense secretary Chuck Hagel. Sgt. Bo...

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