|—||Anthony Pruit, an African American man from Jennings, Missouri, speaking with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in Ferguson, MO.|
Comments left by people who donated to a fund to support Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
I went to a show. I never go to shows, but last night I went to a show. It was Sylvan Esso, which is button-pushing music. I never listen to button-pushing music, but last night I listened to button-pushing music and it was fun. H.S.K.T. is my favorite. Listen to it!
A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell by Ryan Devereaux (pictured above, photo: David Carson/St Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris)
In Ferguson, Black Town, White Power by Jeff Smith
This Washington Post article is a thorough update of what happened over the weekend.
The latest from Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker who’s in Ferguson: A Movement Grows in Ferguson
The New York Times published the results of a private autopsy of Michael Brown which showed he was struck six times, all in the front and likely not at close range. The county of St. Louis also conducted an autopsy, and the results have not yet been released. The Justice Department will be conducting an autopsy, too.
A not-at-all authoritative list of articles about Michael Brown, Ferguson, police militarization, etc. These are generally mainstream-media pieces I’ve read in the past couple days.
- Why Did Michael Brown Die in Ferguson? by Amy Davidson
- A Militarized Night in Ferguson by Jay Caspian Kang
- The Anger in Ferguson by Jelani Cobb
- What I Saw in Ferguson by Jelani Cobb
- Some Answers, More Questions in Ferguson by Jelani Cobb
- Washington Post reporter arrested in Ferguson by Mark Berman [with video]
- In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest
Grantland: The Front Lines of Ferguson by Rembert Browne
Deadspin: America Is Not For Black People by Greg Howard
The Onion [warning: satire]:
One of these men belongs to a deadly street gang with a long history of racial violence… and the other is a black guy. A good cartoon.
My sister called this article honest, appropriate, honorable, and says it made her cry. Welcome to the world of Chris Gethard, sis!