Information on Ferguson, MO

source: nydailynews.com

source: nydailynews.com

As mentioned in the Monday Catchup, the grand jury reviewing the case of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown this summer, declined to indict him. This news was widely reported, as was the coverage of the resulting protests and riots, with voices from around the world chiming in on both the events and what they mean for the state of American society. The topic of Ferguson, particularly in the discourse of race relations, is extremely sensitive, to the point of being painful; nonetheless it is critically, vitally imperative that we do not turn away from painful topics just because they hurt. Dialogue about Ferguson, MO is not only globally relevant but also immediately imperative.

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The Monday Catchup

Officer Darren Wilson, pictured after his altercation with Michael Brown, via nbcnews.com

Good morning! Here’s what was missed over the weekend:

The lead story: As most of you likely know by now, the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO, did not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. Officer Wilson has now resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, and while the decision was his own, he was not asked to leave, many protesters and advocates for Michael Brown are pleased with this development, despite disappointment that Wilson was not indicted.

Coming up after the jump: Protesters in Hong Kong, Mubarak cleared, OPEC, and more.

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