As Jamilah King explains, Michael Brown’s death at the hands of police officers isn’t an isolated incident in Ferguson, Missouri–where black residents face disproportionate stops, searches and arrests. The community has come out into the streets in protest to Brown’s killing, but it seems authorities don’t yet have a basic understanding about the outrage residents are feeling.
In a video report posted on CNN, a local police officer is heard yelling at protestors, “Bring it, all you fucking animals! Bring it!” You can hear it in the video above, with the expletive censored out, at 00:15. Ferguson’s mayor James Knowles tells CNN, “The officers did their best. They’re only human.”
Another protest is scheduled this morning outside of the Ferguson Police Department.