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Ferguson

This small town in the Midwest is confronting a militarized police force over an unjustified killing. We should all be watching like it's our town.

Ferguson Hires PR Firm That Appears To Be Staffed Only By White People. Great strategy for dealing with racial tension.

@JamilSmith: Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol walks along with the Ferguson march. Compare this to Wednesday.

From the 'Veterans on Ferguson' Storify: "The general consensus here: if this is militarization, it's the shittiest, least-trained, least professional military in the world, using weapons far beyond what they need, or what the military would use when doing crowd control." (thx David Wolfgang Kimball)

"It may take a village to raise a child, but many administrators and parents in better-resourced parts of our region had no problem saying quite publicly that Michael Brown and his brothers and sisters did not belong in their village." A moving editorial from the St. Louis Dispatch.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will announce that St. Louis County law enforcement will be relieved of duty in Ferguson, which has been roiled by protests after the shooting death by police of an unarmed teenager, according to Representative William Lacy Clay.

A Ferguson resident walks down the street of their small midwest town. David Carson ventured into the fray again tonight to capture images like this.

Amid Protests, Officer's Name Still Withheld. An excellent summary of the last four days in Ferguson from NY Times' Julie Bosman, who has been on the streets throughout.

KSDK news anchor Christina Coleman: "My face after tear gas. I'm not getting out of this car."

The Civil Rights Act is 50 years old. These two pictures were taken 50 years apart. Behold our progress.