- What do you think about the shooting of Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri?
- What steps can police take to prevent incidents like this from happening in the future?
- How would you react or feel if you lived in that community?
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. recently said, “History simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.”
This reminds me of what one of your classmates asked me the other day. He asked, "When did this happen?"
"Two weeks ago." I said.
The reason he asked was because it sounded like something that happened in the past. The hope is that these incidents don't happen anymore. Was this a police officer who made a terrible mistake? or Is this an example of racial profiling and police brutality? As communities across the nation react in both violent and non-violent ways, I think its important for us to think about the history that simmers beneath and what this means in our communities too.
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What do you think?