It’s been a little while since I’ve seen anyone post *news* about Ferguson - like it just sorta faded into the background, wasn’t the issue of the hour anymore.
This needs to not fade.
So, apparently the Ferguson PD is getting sued, for what I think is, all things considered, a modest sum. (What exactly is the dollar value of one’s basic human rights? “More than could possibly be paid” seems fair, and I think this number hits that, at least for the individuals being sued.)
Also, one of the witnesses to Michael Brown’s death wrote a rap song about it, and recorded a music video. I would feel a little weird about this if it were not out there for free, but it is, and it’s worth a listen. (NSFW language)
Some police got fired. (Why the entire department hasn’t been suspended pending investigation, I don’t know - or rather, I suspect I do know, and it scares the hell out of me.)