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.
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@BastardKeith: Over $100,000 has been raised for Darren Wilson. But man, why must liberals bring RACE into this?! It's about...oh.

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Amazing analysis by Jamelle Bouie: Why the Fires in Ferguson Won't End Soon

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RT @erinruberry: Terrifying, incredible @pdpj photo: This is what tear gas being fired looks like in #Ferguson:

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WTF

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

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11 things you should know about the Michael Brown shooting.

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Black women are killed by police, too - SALON #Racism, #Ferguson, #Life, #Politics

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Fox News and the right-wing media trying to say that stealing a box of cigars justifies murder. Not only is that insane, it's not even remotely possible, given the fact that the cop who shot Michael Brown had no idea he was a suspect.

Three more journalists are detained in Ferguson by police. Video shows cop telling reporters to "get the fuck out of here, or I will shoot you with this." Other reporters say they have been threatened with mace.

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While you were sleeping, things in Ferguson got worse. National Guard called in Monday morning.

New York social worker and online activist Feminista Jones helps create a 21st Century civil rights solidarity action for the people of Ferguson, and all victims of police brutality, with #nmos14. She used social media to organize it. "It's like a phone tree but you reach 90,000 people."

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Capt Ron Johnson: "I told the guys to take their gas masks off." @erindelmore reporting.

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@mattdpearce: We see you Ferguson.

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

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"We're OK here," says a reporter. "We don't want you here," says a cop. "Somebody's going to get hurt." Like, say, by tear gas.

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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.

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Al Jazeera crew hit with nearby tear gas, then a swat team disassembles the camera.

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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.

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Where's Missouri Governor Jay Nixon? 4H and school board meetings.

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

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

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