This episode focuses on the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, St Louis, where demonstrations continue following the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and now a second African-American man.
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I respond to comments and questions. Today’s edition focusses on responses to yesterday’s episode about the protests in Ferguson, St Louis, following the shooting of Michael Brown.
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.
Police Shooting of Mike Brown, An Unarmed Black Teenager, Sparks Anti-Police Brutality Uprising in Missouri
By: James Achisa and Shante Wooten
In response to the police shooting that killed an unarmed African-American teen, Michael Brown, protests in St. Louis have turned into a veritable uprising.
Eighteen-year-old Brown was shot to death by an unidentified Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon. The St. Louis County Police are doubling down on their claim that Brown physically assaulted the officer who confronted him for reasons that appear to be a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.