Five Years After Ferguson Shooting, Racial Tension Still Simmers

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer was a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies were revised.

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St. Louis Braces for Unrest Over Ex-Cop’s Murder Verdict

Fearing a repeat of protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo., three years ago sparked by the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, St. Louis officials prepared Thursday for the following day’s verdict in the murder trial of another white officer who killed a black motorist six years ago.

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