El Tecolote is in a critical moment. Support our grassroots, bilingual newsroom by donating to our non-profit publisher Acción Latina before August 31st!

Posted inVoices

Latest police shooting a symptom of a larger problem

The chaos and violence that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police may have subsided, but the images of SWAT units in heavily armored vehicles firing “less-than-lethal” munitions at terrified people remain etched in our collective consciousness. To the average American, the Ferguson depicted on TV looked more akin to a third-world warzone than the American heartland.