As Ferguson Considers Reforms, Calls for Justice Remain

As city council makes efforts to meet protester demands, police ignore call to arrest officer by Nadia Prupis – One month after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the town has settled into an uneasy calm as some institutional change seems poised to take place. On Monday, the Ferguson City Council announced it would be taking concrete steps to address institutionalized corruption and racism in the city’s police department and municipal courts system. The council said it would set up a citizen review board made up of residents who are not involved in the local government to provide oversight and guidance to the police force, which councilman Mark Byrne said could help “improve trust within the community and increase transparency.” “We want to demonstrate to residents that we take their concerns extremely seriously,” Byrne added. The council will hold...

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