The New Yorker takes on Ferguson in a powerful cover

August 22, 2014

It's been more than 10 days since Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. -- an event that prompted ongoing protests and the entire national media's arrival in the St. Louis suburb. Thousands upon thousands of words have been written about the situation and what it reveals about the militarization of American law enforcement and the state of race in our country.

The New Yorker's new cover, which will be on newsstands next week and was drawn by Eric Drooker, tries to sum up how the event has felt for those in Ferguson, in a single still. In the New Yorker post on their new cover, Drooker says that the past few weeks in Ferguson reminded him of growing up in Lower Manhattan, and that he is glad "the intensive militarization of America’s police forces is finally being acknowledged after the horrors of Ferguson."

You can read the New Yorker's latest coverage of Ferguson here.

For more of the Washington Post's coverage of Fergsuon, read these stories.

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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