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Crime and looting shift focus in Ferguson

Why was Michael Brown killed? What exactly happened that day? Why was the officer in such fear for his life that he had to use deadly force? Was Michael that imposing and threatening a figure? Did the young man have a weapon? Was there any dash-camera footage? And, if the answer is no then why not? Finally, why is it taking so long to have these questions answered and answered fully?

Last night, and today even, I see we’re no closer to having any of the above solved than we were three days ago. That’s what looting during a protest brings to the table. It allows the real and necessary component of the demonstration to be nullified. Continue reading

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