Police weren’t the problem in Ferguson

Police weren’t the problem in Ferguson

Last week, a New York grand jury declined ​​to indict a police officer who, in efforts to restrain a non-compliant suspect, held him in what many saw as a chokehold. Their announcement came in the wake of public uproar over controversial events nearly 1,000 miles away in Ferguson, Mo.

Americans were fixated on a St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer, Darren Wilson, for shooting at an 18-year-old aggressor following a convenience store robbery.

Although the facts of the cases are dramatically different, good people have raised legitimate questions about police tactics and a perceived divide between law enforcement and at-risk communities.

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