This is a new four part documentary I’m making on Ferguson. The first part is being released today 7/20/2015. To those who watched my earlier attempt at this concept, this video (while titled the same) is different.
Part 1 deals with the unrest in August of 2014. RELEASED
Part 2 will deal with the immediate political / sociological situation in the St. Louis Region, the unrest in September and finally the Grand Jury preparations.
Part 3 will deal with the Grand Jury Decision and Aftermath.
Part 4 will deal with everything since November.
So Governor Nixon has preemptively declared a State of Emergency in St. Louis ahead of further possible riots resulting from a Grand Jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown. The problem is that while this sounds ominous, the reality is that nothing much has changed. The executive order detailing the deployment of the National Guard leaves the entire issue eyebrow-raising-ly vague. While it’s clear the Guard is only meant to be used in a support role, there is zero information on where the guard will be deployed (even as far as cities) or how many guardsman will even be in the area.