(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.”