By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor
In what appears to be the first night of calm since the death of the unarmed Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri is keeping their fingers crossed. On Wednesday night protesters faced a highly militarized police force, but on Thursday the governor appointed Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to lead the law enforcement efforts.
Huffington Post reported Johnson shared, “We all want justice. We all want answers,” and seeing him walk with protesters on Thursday night certainly set a different tone for the evening. Compared to seeing police dogs and see the officers using rubber bullets and tear gas the night before was alarmingly similar to 50 years ago at the pinnacle of the Civil Rights movement.