How did we get here from Ferguson?

How did we get here from Ferguson?


By Breeanna Hare, CNN

When 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in a confrontation with police in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, the aftermath was so devastating it seemed there was no place for America to go but up.

Then came the next 24 months.
People at a San Francisco rally on July 8, 2016 denouncing police shootings in the U.S.

In the two years since Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, there’s been a pileup of other controversial police encounters that have resulted in the deaths of unarmed black men.
Meanwhile, the protests and calls for justice have only grown louder. As the headlines stack up, here’s a recap of how this outrage began and why Ferguson was the gas that fueled the fire:

 Michael Brown's covered body lies in the middle of Canfield Drive as Ferguson authorities investigate the scene on August 9, 2014.