Michael Brown shooting: Ku Klux Klan raises ‘reward’ for officer who shot unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri
By: Heather Saul
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has led to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the United States over police brutality and racism. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, star of the FX show “Totally Biased,” gives us his thoughts on what it’s like to be a black man in America today.
A grand jury began hearing evidence Wednesday in the Michael Brown case. But, there’s growing support for the 28-year old police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot the unarmed teenager in Ferguson Missouri. Michael Brown’s funeral is planned for Monday, Aug. 25th.
By: Greg Howard
The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man was executed by police in broad daylight.
By now, what’s happening in Ferguson is about so many second-order issues—systemic racism, the militarization of police work, and how citizens can redress grievances, among other things—that it’s worth remembering what actually happened here.
The FBI has opened an investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri. The ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous has also released a video response. The Brown shooting incident comes less than a month after New York police officers choked and killed 43-year old Eric Garner. Both incidents of police brutality raise questions about whether or not black men are disproportionally targeted.