Lessons from Ferguson

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August 9 is a historic day. In 48 BC, Caesar defeated Pompey at Pharsalus in a decisive battle of his Civil War. In 1945, at 11:02am, US forces dropped the second “fat man” atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Thirty years later, in 1975, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office as a result of Watergate. August 9’s more recent notoriety is attributed to the small town of Ferguson, MO where officer Darren Wilson, a white man, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black teenager. The shooting sparked controversial discussions about racism in America, our justice system, and police brutality. Missouri Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson was selected by the state highway patrol to coordinate law enforcement agencies amid Ferguson uproar. He will discuss the challenge of moving past the past while learning a lesson or two from history’s most (in)famous moments.

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