What is the most helpful post (or Twitter hashtag) you read in all the coverage on Ferguson?
I found this article very explanatory and in-detail. #dontshoot 😦
This is Day 3 of NaBloPoMo September Challenge.
Those people running from police tear gas in the above vid, they’re Al-Jazeera Reporters. That should set the stage for what’s been happening but here’s a little more backstory in case you’ve been in a coma.
- An unarmed 18-year-old Black man named Mike Brown was shot and killed by a White police officer on August 9th. The shooting officer claims that Brown tried to take his gun however Brown was shot from distance, reportedly with his hands in the air indicating that if any altercation had occurred then it was over at the time Brown was killed.
- Many Ferguson residents began protesting while other people starting looting stores in Ferguson. It’s been reported that most of these individuals were not from Ferguson, Missouri but from the nearby city of St. Louis.
- Police cracked down, hard, including closing Ferguson’s airspace on August 12th until the 18th, claiming that…
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