18 August, 2014

A first-hand perspective on Ferguson

Dissonant Winston Smith | Dissonance: “We’ve got to go. They’re rioting in Ferguson,” my friend Rick said
quickly as I walked into the police station on the evening of August 10th,
2014. I grabbed a set of keys from the wall and seconds later, we were in
a car together heading toward Ferguson, Missouri, a municipality in North
St. Louis County. We didn’t work for Ferguson PD but we knew if they were
calling for our help, things weren’t going well. “Officer-in-need-of-aid”
calls came through every so often and we would respond when they were
close. However, from the start we knew this time was different.