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Shut 'em Down: Reflections on Ferguson and Gil Scott-Heron

Michael A. Gonzales, soulhead, 2 December 2014

AFTER THE Michael Brown decision in Ferguson, Missouri last week, amid the expected disgust about the so-called fairness of a legal system that allowed murderous police officer Darren Wilson to remain free and employed while pocketing cash for network news interviews, I was taken back to the days of yesteryear when I'd seen so many scenes of racism played out on my childhood television screen.

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