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Ferguson Resident: People Who Aren’t Down For The Cause

Ferguson, Missouri erupted in demonstrations after unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was gunned down by white police officer Darren Wilson.  Brown’s body was left laying in the hot summer sun for four and a half hours after Wilson took less than 90 seconds to kill him after stopping him for jaywalking.

People quickly took to the streets to express their anger, not just about Michael Brown’s death but about the hundreds of people gunned down by police every year.  Incomplete data has revealed that a person of color is killed by the police every 28 hours, and with the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Darrien Hunt, people all across the country are speaking out about police officers being allowed to serve as judge, jury, and executioner.

As people have organized and rallied to build a movement against police brutality, thousands of people and dozens of media outlets have visited Ferguson wanting a firsthand glimpse of what is going on there.  While some residents have welcomed outsiders with open arms, others have criticized those who seem to have only shown up for a photo opportunity or some other superficial means of interaction that amounts to exploitation.

As Ferguson residents and the rest of the country anxiously await the decision of the grand jury weighing whether or not Darren Wilson will be indicted for killing Michael Brown, many are taking a look back at what has unfolded in the last one hundred days of struggle a protest.  This video takes a look back at what the atmosphere in Ferguson was like in the first few weeks after Brown’s death.

This segment is from Blacktree and produced by Michelle Zei.  Here Ferguson resident John Bond talk about people who have exploited Ferguson and who are not really down for the movement.

 

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