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White Ferguson Police Officer: A Case Study

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Shortly after stealing from a convenience store on August 9th, 2014, Michael Brown, an African-American, was shot and killed by a white Ferguson police officer. Immediately, tensions between black citizens and police officers soared. Chaos erupted throughout St. Louis. Hundreds of protesters lined the streets, buildings were set on fire, businesses were destroyed, and many hard working citizens lost a substantial amount of money. The situation became so intense that police officers were forced to use tear gas and riot gear to control the crowds. Protesters blocked heavily traveled roads in an effort to gain the attention of the public and the media. Police officers' lives were altered drastically; they worked many hours of mandatory
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