I am creating a separate thread to discuss Ferguson, outside the policing thread because it's deserves its own topic.
Ferguson, a St. Louis, Mo. suburb, was the site of the shooting of Mike Brown by an unidentified police officer, and subsequent violent confrontations between the police and citizens of that community. An effort is underway to for a takeover of security and investigative responsibilities by various state and federal organizations.
Please direct all your Ferguson specific comments to this thread.