Ferguson on the front page: ‘Frenzy.’ ‘Outcry.’ ‘Chaos.’ ‘A Time To Mourn.’

August 29, 2014

The shots were fired moments after noon on Aug. 9: A white Ferguson, Mo., police officer, Darren Wilson, had fatally wounded an African American teenager, 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The deadly encounter in the St. Louis suburb triggered widespread protests and clashes with police, which continued even after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency, imposed a curfew and then called in the National Guard to restore “peace and order.” After days of unrest, calm came to Ferguson, followed by a funeral and Michael Brown’s burial.

This is how the story has unfolded on the front pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since the shooting. (Go here for an interview with the Post-Dispatch’s assistant managing editor for presentation.)

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[This post was originally published on Aug. 17. It has been updated multiple times.]

J. Freedom du Lac is the editor of The Post's general assignment news desk. He was previously a Local enterprise reporter and, before that, the paper’s pop music critic.
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