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Up in Arms
December 19, 2014
On August 9th, the death of a teenager began a nationwide movement. Over the course of several months, Americans watched as the town of Ferguson, Missouri became the center of a conversation that could be heard across the country.
Declarations of Officer Darren Wilson’s innocence could be seen all over news stations and social media. But these defenses were equally matched by the outcries of injustice from those who saw Michael Brown as another victim of a corrupted legal system.
Regardless of the outcome of the Grand Jury hearing, the events in Ferguson display the need for a meaningful, thorough conversation about law enforcement and its role in civil rights.
So here it is.