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."
Will stop waxing poetic long enough to note sun still up, night is young. But the change in tone on ground right now is stunning #ferguson— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 14, 2014
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.
There's a new sheriff in town. pic.twitter.com/nDy81apYuN— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 14, 2014
What a difference a day makes, a man makes, thought and compassion makes.
"Thank you so much for coming out here tonight," woman says to Johnson, almost in tears pic.twitter.com/Q6kS96bCM4— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 14, 2014
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.
Chanting "hands up, don't shoot!" pic.twitter.com/eufvNkCM8z— Candl_e (@Candl_e) August 14, 2014
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.
Cpt. Johnson of Highway Patrol hugging residents as they pass during march. "I grew up here!" he notes. #ferguson— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 14, 2014
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.