10 Powerful Ferguson Images

It didn't come as a surprise that Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted for shooting and killing of Michael Brown. But it was still a huge blow to those who felt that again, justice was not on their side. 


As news reports show the protests in Ferguson and other displays of chaos, many took to Twitter to share powerful images humanizing Brown and his family. 

Twitter user Nick Voelker tweeted what he believed the tone of the Ferguson conversation should focus on:

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Because, at the end of the day, the system failed Michael Brown:

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Not only did the system fail Brown, it terrorized the Ferguson community in the process. It seemed like law enforcement wasn't there to protect them. One user posted a tweet that added some perspective about the National Guard's presence in Ferguson:

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Khaled Bey tweeted a quote by W.E.B. DuBois that many people agree with: "A system cannot fail those it was never built to protect." 

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Memes of famous African-American civil rights activists have dominated Twitter this morning. 

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Unfortunately, the verdict has left some feeling fatalistic:

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Perhaps this tweet offers some explanation:

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Given that the story of violence against black people has continued to repeat itself, it's understandable:

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Even when the people go out and exercise their freedom of speech over injustice, fear is never too far behind. This tweet is very telling of that fear:

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At the end of the day, that fear won't keep people from expressing their discotent with the system. But it's still frustrating that, years after the Civil Rights Era, we still have to fight for our humanity:

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