Inside the Ferguson Protests
Five years ago, on August 9, 2014, a policeman shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, MO, under circumstances that are still not clear. A grand jury concluded the shooting was justified. This led to more than a week of protests and rioting, with a heavy-handed, militarized response from the police, even when protests were peaceful.
Below are three videos that provide close-up views of what it was like to be in the midst of these confrontations.
Further below is a detailed description of what happened that day, followed by excerpts from a book put out by the Civil Rights Division View article …