Police detain a protester during clashes in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday. Violence erupted in Ferguson once more Monday night, even as state National Guard troops arrived, the latest in a series of quickly shifting attempts to quell the chaos that has upended the St. Louis suburb since an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (Whitney Curtis/The New York Times)
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 pm
Updated: 1:16 pm, Tue Aug 19, 2014.
Since the unrest began nearly two weeks ago in Ferguson, Mo., much has been written about what led a white police officer to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager. The facts of the case are still being investigated.
Today's op-ed page in The Washington Post carried a different take on the death of Michael Brown, 18. A 17-year-veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Sunil Dutta, wrote an essay, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." In it, he seems to say what many are saying in defense of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 pm.
Updated: 1:16 pm.