At least 10 people were hurt on Thursday when officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the police served the dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano at Tuguegarao City Hall, where hundreds of the mayor’s supporters had been holding vigil since Monday.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, the alleged gunman in Enzo Pastor’s slay, on Monday recanted his earlier statement that he killed the race car driver, saying he was just a fall guy.
Police shot dead a knife-wielding man Tuesday near the US town roiled by 10 days of protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, threatening to further ratchet up tensions.
By Andre F. Shashaty
On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.
President Barack Obama said he was sending his attorney general to meet with U.S. law enforcement authorities investigating the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed 18-year-old black man, who suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or when his back was turned to the shooter, according to a pathologist hired by the teen’s family said Monday.