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Pen & Think

Ferguson
Both the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the violent responses were heartbreaking — and are the fruits of deep-rooted social problems. Events in Ferguson are evidence that if communities don’t see fit to invest in the well-being and future of those who historically have been marginalized, they’ll pay one way or another.

Standard issue

Standard issue
​St. Louis Prosecutor Robert McCullough made what seem to be some odd prosecutorial decisions in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown. If you were a cynic, you might argue that they were calculated decisions. Either way, they led to no indictment being returned in the case.