matt pearce.

matt pearce.

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times; essays, journalism and poetry previously for the L.A. Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The Missouri Review, Salon, and others.

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Ferguson, now.
Ferguson, now.

Ferguson, now.

mythologyofblue:

Ernst Haas, Communication, Nevada, 1962
mythologyofblue:

Ernst Haas, Communication, Nevada, 1962

mythologyofblue:

Ernst Haas, Communication, Nevada, 1962

"Roll out! We your black family, we your black brothers and sisters, let’s roll out. Let’s get some rest tonight."
"Roll out! We your black family, we your black brothers and sisters, let’s roll out. Let’s get some rest tonight."

"Roll out! We your black family, we your black brothers and sisters, let’s roll out. Let’s get some rest tonight."

The scene in Ferguson, two hours before curfew.
The scene in Ferguson, two hours before curfew.

The scene in Ferguson, two hours before curfew.

sfmoma:

SubmissionFriday
sfmoma:

SubmissionFriday
Iraq veteran Tyson Manker, 33, pictured left: “I don’t want to see tanks on American streets, period.”
Iraq veteran Tyson Manker, 33, pictured left: “I don’t want to see tanks on American streets, period.”

Iraq veteran Tyson Manker, 33, pictured left: “I don’t want to see tanks on American streets, period.”

Myia, in her nurse’s uniform, and Ivory. Hit with rubber bullets and tear gas while trying to pick up Ivory’s kids. #Ferguson
Myia, in her nurse’s uniform, and Ivory. Hit with rubber bullets and tear gas while trying to pick up Ivory’s kids. #Ferguson

Myia, in her nurse’s uniform, and Ivory. Hit with rubber bullets and tear gas while trying to pick up Ivory’s kids. #Ferguson

From last night in #Ferguson, where a crowd of demonstrators confronted police.

afloweroutofstone:

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

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