Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Ferguson: Iconic Photo Of Defiance Against Police Brutality

Photo by Robert Cohen

This is the iconic photo by Robert Cohen, of a man throwing a tear gas canister back at police, representing in one image the justified defiance of demonstrators who faced an over-the-top militarized police force losing control in Ferguson, Missouri. The man in the photo has now come forward, to tell his side of the…
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Ferguson: Does The National Guard Qualify As An ‘Outside Agitator’?

photo by Getty Images

Since the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer two weeks ago, residents have demonstrated in the streets demanding justice. But also in the streets are protestors who don’t call Ferguson home, and of course the news media. Many local officials have referred to “outside agitators” as the driving force…
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Missouri GOP Leader Calls Ferguson Voter Registration Drives ‘Disgusting’

photo by J.B. Forbes / AP / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Apparently when you want to take part, maybe hold your local government accountable, some Republicans show you nothing but contempt. In Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager by a white police officer, you might expect at least a few black residents will register to vote, and set their sights on…
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Was Civil Unrest In Ferguson Inevitable?

I have one thought on Ferguson, positing that the level of protest, demonstration, and civil unrest is an indictment itself on the officer involved shooting and killing of Michael Brown. After all, do you really think the community would respond the way it has if this was a justified shooting and killing? Of course, remembering…
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Ferguson, It’s Now Your Turn

photo by AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

The people of Ferguson, Missouri want justice, and the hostility towards law enforcement is understandable given what we know (so far) about the police shooting of Michael Brown. And with the Ferguson and St. Louis County police escalating the situation earlier in the week, using indiscriminate overwhelming force against the community, it’s also understandable that…
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