The United States

Now, Ferguson

Print edition : December 26, 2014

Protesters near a memorial in the middle of the street where Michael Brown was shot dead, on November 24. Photo: David Goldman/AP

Michael Brown, an undated photograph. Photo: AP

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, soon after he was shot and killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson on August 9. Photo: Huy Mach/AP

Smoke fills the streets in Ferguson as buildings were on fire by rioters after the announcement of the grand jury decision. Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP

St. Louis County Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, announcing the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson Darren Wilson, on November 24 at the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre in Clayton, Missouri. Photo: Cristina Fletes-Boutte/AP

Darren Wilson, an undated photograph. Photo: Reuters

A vicious pattern of the African American community, already hit by high poverty and rising unemployment rates, being stereotyped and targeted by law-enforcement agencies is reinforced and perpetuated in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by a police officer, who has been acquitted by a grand jury.
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