Stop the Media’s Reckless Provocation of Violence in Ferguson

<> on September 10, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
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We’ve collectively missed the point, allowing the media to redirect the narrative surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown.  I know, I’m a member of said media, so I’m at least partially culpable for not having done more to stem this tide.  Since Aug. 9 the public has been misled into equating “justice” with a grand jury indictment against Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Have we not learned anything from the trial of George Zimmerman?

An indictment is not the justice Brown supporters are searching for, and its constant positioning as such is tremendously damaging and dangerous.  And given the questionable procedural decisions by prosecutor Bob McCulloch and the Ferguson police department’s selective leaks, any subsequent trial is already doomed.

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