Why media missed the story in Ferguson

A reporter sets up a camera near the memorial for Michael Brown, Monday, August 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The death of the black teenager, who was shot by officer Darren Wilson, triggered days of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. (Yann Schreiber, File)

I wrote the following text in early October for a class at The Ohio State University, before heading to cover the « #FergusonOctober » protests. I believe most of it has become relevant again as the decision of the Grand Jury was announced yesterday, Monday, November 24, 2014. What should be added, through, is that sensationalism and « riot porn » seems… Poursuivre la lecture de Why media missed the story in Ferguson

Enquête dans les pratiques de la police de Ferguson

Photo: St Louis police officers patrol the funeral service held for Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church in St Louis, MO, Monday, August 25, 2014. (Yann Schreiber)

L’avocat général du département de justice des États-Unis, Eric Holder, a annoncé jeudi qu’une nouvelle enquête sera ouverte afin d’étudier les pratiques à long terme de la police de Ferguson, récemment critiqué pour son agressivité contre des manifestants, ainsi qu’accusée de pratiques racistes. 

À Ferguson, en attente de justice, le calme stérile et irréel

The words "Pray for Love" are attached to a pillar in Ferguson, MO, Monday August 25th, in what constitutes one of the three installations in memorial of Michael Brown, killed earlier this month. His picture can be seen behind as part of another memorial, in the middle of Canfield drive, on the spot he has been shot at by officer Darren Wilson, promoting days of unrest in the St Louis suburb. He has been buried on Monday, August 25th, after a service in St Louis, attended by family and civil rights activists. In the street, the night has been quiet as urged by the family, though people say the fight is "not over yet". (Yann Schreiber)

À St Louis (Missouri), il est devenu difficile d’aborder un sujet différent. Michael Brown, l’adolescent mort dans les rues de la petite commune de Ferguson, banlieue de St Louis, le 9 août dernier, est dans tous les esprits. Sa mort touche une communauté ignorée et invisible qui semble néanmoins déterminée à amorcer un changement.