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There are no armored vehicles in the streets of Ferguson tonight. There is no militarized occupying force. As Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery said in one of his tweets - "I do not recognized the Ferguson I am in currently."

I woke from a badly needed nap dreading what the latest news would be out of Ferguson. Instead, there was a "new Sheriff in town." He is Missouri State Police Captain Ronald Johnson and has taken control of Ferguson's law enforcement.

What a difference a day makes, a man makes, thought and compassion makes.

             

What a difference a day makes when people from across the country came together in a National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality.  

             

Thought you'd all appreciate photos from Ferguson and from all across the country as people came together in a moment of silence for justice - for Michael, for Trayvon, for Oscar, for so many unarmed black men killed by law enforcement.

Tonight, we take the sweet with the bitter. Tonight, we realize that we are not alone. Tonight we know that we are strong together.

Today is a new day in Ferguson, MO. Today, law enforcement listened, talked, and marched with peaceful protestors.

Today, the people of Ferguson, MO knew they were no longer under siege or alone.

Lets keep it that way - for all the Fergusons across the country, for all the parents and grand parents of children of color, for all our children.


Originally posted to Onomastic on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 06:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, Black Kos community, and WE NEVER FORGET.

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