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St. Louis Area Teens Worry About the Unrest That Might Be

Ferguson, Mo., protesters leave arm-in-arm after being released from jail Friday. Protesters have been a constant presence in the St. Louis suburb in the nearly two months since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction halting a police practice of requiring protesters to keep moving rather than stand. (Robert Cohen/AP Photo)
Ferguson, Mo., protesters leave arm-in-arm after being released from jail Friday. Protesters have been a constant presence in the St. Louis suburb in the nearly two months since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction halting a police practice of requiring protesters to keep moving rather than stand. (Robert Cohen/AP Photo)

 

(The Washington Post) – Everyone has a Michael Brown story, and Ngone Seck was telling hers as she sat with several friends at Riverview Gardens High School, where she’s a freshman.

On Aug. 9, the last Saturday before school was to start, she and her father left their home in the Canfield Green apartments to pick up a friend. And it was in that moment that everything changed.

Angry residents were pouring onto the street. An unarmed black 18-year-old had just been killed by a white police officer, and as the crowd was continuing to grow, more police were showing up.

Brown’s “stepdad stopped our car,” Ngone, 15, recalled. “And he had a cardboard sign that said that someone had executed his son.”

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