For more than a week, the town of Ferguson, Missouri has been on edge. Following the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man who was killed by a white police officer on August 9, scores of people have taken to the streets to protest. The police response, looking like something from Baghdad rather than St. Louis, has not helped quell the anger in the community.
What's happening in Ferguson right now is many things: tragic, infuriating, even defeating. In the past, this would be something that could be contained to the area. But technology is allowing the world to peer into Ferguson, and let residents tell stories for themselves.
- "Tensions Dash Peace In Ferguson" – CNN
- "The Root Of Unrest In Ferguson, Explained In 2 Minutes" – Vox
- "Tensions Rise Again In Ferguson" – Vox
- "#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Behind A Twitter Campaign, A Multitude Of Stories" – SCPR
- "Did This Ferguson Resident Live-tweet Michael Brown's Killing?" – Vox
- "How We'd Cover Ferguson If It Happened In Another Country" – Vox
- "Washington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson" – The Washington Post
- "The Militarization Of Police" – Slate
- "Why Do Police Have Military-grade Equipment In The First Place?" – Vox
- "DOJ Asked Ferguson Police Not To Release Michael Brown Video" – Washington Times
- "Senate Will Review Military Transfers To Local Police, Key Senator Says" – Talking Points Memo