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Forum Looks At Lessons From Ferguson

Oct 15, 2014
Bob Eccles

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is working to build community trust in an effort to prevent something like the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri from happening here.   Sheriff Jerry Clayton and Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto Wednesday night spoke with concerned community members at a public meeting prompted by events in Ferguson.

Sheriff Clayton told a crowd at Ann Arbor's Church of the Good Shepherd that an organizational culture that recognizes biases and can thus avoid them is also needed. 


The shooting by police of 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri should have us all worried about the expansion and militarization of law enforcement.  That's the position of a University of Michigan student group that's holding a public meeting Thursday night.

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality wants to examine the fundamental political questions raised by the shooting of the un-armed black teen.