A call for calm and caution despite calamity.
The latest conservative talking point regarding Ferguson, via Rudy Giuliani, is a call for eyewitnesses who testified for the prosecution to be charged with perjury.
Which, says Tod, is a good excuse to take a closer look at what eyewitness testimony really is.
Equipping law enforcement with surveillance equipment is a sideshow.
For the majority of Americans outraged by the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, last week’s grand jury decision in Ferguson was worse than unjust.
It was inconvenient.
Gawker’s Leah Finnegan strongly objects to a post by Max Fischer at Vox describing how events in Ferguson might be reported on if the U.S. were just another country in the world.
Ferguson has placed in stark relief the fact that the police view themselves as an independent authority unbeholden and unanswerable to either the people or their elected representatives.
Guilt leaves me sick. Anger leaves me nearly speechless. I cannot do Ferguson justice. Let’s hope that we, as a country, can.
Contributor Ethan Gach struggles to find a single starting point.