Demonstrators rally in South Los Angeles to protest the death of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a police officer.

Demonstrators rally in South Los Angeles to protest the death of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a police officer, Aug. 21, 2014. The incident had much in common with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., but for a variety of reasons, the reaction here has been much calmer. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times)