That police in Ferguson are targeting journalists so openly and aggressively is an appalling affront to basic media freedoms, but it is far scarier for what it suggests about how the police treat everyone else — and should tell us much about why Ferguson’s residents are so fed up.

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It doesn’t matter that Anonymous isn’t a centralized organization. Whenever someone takes up the name, they’re taking up an ethos and a huge megaphone. The narrative of a group of anarchic hackers organizing an angry protest is a lot catchier than that of longtime opponents of police brutality trying to advance a cause they’ve championed for years.

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It doesn’t matter that Anonymous isn’t a centralized organization. Whenever someone takes up the name, they’re taking up an ethos and a huge megaphone. The narrative of a group of anarchic hackers organizing an angry protest is a lot catchier than that of longtime opponents of police brutality trying to advance a cause they’ve championed for years.
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“I think they are just being given a chance to express what they are feeling, and they don’t feel like that is trying to be taken away,” Johnson told the Guardian, as he kept watch while the demonstration formed. “That’s our approach, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.

“Sometimes you just have to let people speak and make yourself listen. I used to tell my kids when they were small, open up your listening ears.”


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“I think they are just being given a chance to express what they are feeling, and they don’t feel like that is trying to be taken away,” Johnson told the Guardian, as he kept watch while the demonstration formed. “That’s our approach, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.

“Sometimes you just have to let people speak and make yourself listen. I used to tell my kids when they were small, open up your listening ears.”
(via Ferguson: disarming tactics of highway patrol pay dividends as calm descends | World | The Guardian)

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