The tragedy of the midday Saturday, August 9, 2014, shooting death of unarmed BLACK 18-year-old FERGUSON, MO-native MICHAEL BROWN at the hands of WHITE Ferguson Police Officer DARREN WILSON have only given extreme exacerbation to the previously existing problems faced by the city of FERGUSON, MO!!!
Ten days after MICHAEL BROWN died in a storm of bullets from the sidearm Officer DARREN WILSON—and after nine nights of protests marred by spasms of violence—the authorities in ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO, announced plans to lay the facts of their investigation before a grand jury.
FBI agents had been busy behind the scenes, interviewing witnesses. Forensic experts for the federal government and local police had pored over the evidence collected in their separate but cooperating inquiries.
No fewer than three autopsies had been performed: one for the locals, one for the feds and one on behalf of Brown’s family.
This week, TIME Journalists DAVID Von DREHLE and ALEX ALTMAN have traveled to THE SHOW ME STATE to investigate THE TRAGEDY AT FERGUSON.