On August 9, 2014, a white police offer shot unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s death has set off a firestorm of protests in Ferguson and focused America’s attention on issues of race relations and police brutality.
All eyes are on Ferguson, but how much do you know about the town at the center of the story?
Get the latest on the situation on the ground
Read more details on the the suburb
Watch Melissa Harris-Perry explain the make up of Ferguson’s population
Read more about Ferguson politics
Read more about policing in Ferguson
Watch him explain what needs to be done to improve the situation in Ferguson
He says violence and looting is, “not what Missouri is about.”