Ferguson's Fault Lines

    Ferguson's Fault Lines

    Ferguson's Fault Lines

    Ferguson’s Fault Lines covers the highly publicized case of the brutal killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on August 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. The shooting prompted protests that roiled the area for weeks. On November 24, 2014 the St. Louis County prosecutor announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Mr. Wilson. The announcement set off another wave of protests. In March 2015, the Justice Department called on Ferguson to overhaul its criminal justice system, declaring that the city had engaged in constitutional violations.

    The book also examines other important topics of debate such as:

    • The framing of the issues by the media in black versus white;
    • The policing of black and poor communities by law enforcement officers;
    • The color and face of crime as portrayed in the media;
    • The identity of the black male narrative;

      Ferguson's Fault Lines

      Ferguson's Fault Lines

      Ferguson's Fault Lines

      "This timely book addresses the deeply rooted perception of inequality and injustices experienced in Ferguson, Missouri, with a keen focus on the legal and social reverberations following the death of Michael Brown."

      Excerpt from Foreword by Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association, 2015-2016

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      In almost every highly publicized case of police using deadly force and killing unarmed individuals, the person killed was an African American male. These incidents have caused dramatic erosion in public confidence in the justice system and America’s promise of equal treatment under the law. Minority communities need assurance that our justice system is fair and balanced and is for the protection of everyone. Solutions must be developed to sustain confidence in our judicial.

      Ferguson's Fault Lines will also examine other important topics of debate such as:

      • The framing of the issues by the media in black versus white
      • The policing of black and poor communities by law enforcement officers
      • Poverty
      • Looting
      • Rioting
      • The color and face of crime as portrayed in the media
      • The identity of the black male narrative
      • The relevance of black life and whether and how it matters

      Product Details

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      Section of State and Local Government Law

      Publisher

      ABA Publishing

      ISBN

      9781634253727

      Page Count

      251

      Product Code

      5330237

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      9781634253734

      Page Count

      251

      Product Code

      5330237EBK

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      This timely book addresses the deeply rooted perception of inequality and injustices experienced in Ferguson, Missouri, with a keen focus on the legal and social reverberations following the death of Michael Brown.

      Excerpt from Foreword by Paulette Brown

      President of the American Bar Association, (2015-2016)

      This book casts a spotlight on ground zero for the struggle for racial and social justice. Don't miss it!

      Dr. Cornel West

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