Monday, August 12, 2019

FERGUSON MISSOURI - What's Changed 5 Years After?

"5 years after Michael Brown’s death, what has changed in Ferguson — and what hasn’t" PBS NewsHour 8/8/2019


SUMMARY:  It’s been five years since Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  The incident sparked protests, questions about race and police brutality and a Justice Department conclusion that the city’s law enforcement practices had been unduly influenced by revenue generation.  Yamiche Alcindor returns to Ferguson to see what's changed since 2014 -- and what hasn't.

"Ferguson residents have turned anger into action — but say some wounds won’t heal" PBS NewsHour 8/9/2019


SUMMARY:  Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the deadly Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. by a white police officer.  Protesters gathered in Ferguson after the incident to voice outrage, but the officer was never charged.  Since then, activists including Brown's family have continued to push for change -- but say the trauma will never heal.  Yamiche Alcindor reports.

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