Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In the News: Ferguson, Missouri

Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/12/2014)

What's going on.  Police in riot gear fired tear gas to try to disperse a crowd in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend. 

Between two nights of unrest, a community forum hosted by the local NAACP chapter Monday drew hundreds to a sweltering church in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot multiple times.

A look at Ferguson's demographics.

Related reading:
Outrage in Ferguson after police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.  (Vox, 8/12/2014)
  1. What we know about Michael Brown.
  2. What we know about the shooting.
  3. What's in dispute about the shooting.
  4. What we know about the protests.
  5. What's in dispute about the weekend's protests.
  6. What we know about the unrest on Sunday night.
  7. What we know about continued protests on Monday.
  8. Some of the context for community anger.

The City of Ferguson is served by the St. Louis County Police Department, North County (1st) Precinct.

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