An American Horror Story
The pain and rage in Ferguson stem from the particular - a black kid lying dead in the street, a lying cop, a greasy D.A. blaming media, a police force that employs "the logic of an occupying power" - to the historical - simply put, too many years of injustice. From Twitter: "It doesn't take 100 days to decide if murder is a crime, it takes 100 days to figure out how to tell people it isn't" and "Everyone don't forget to set your clocks back 60 years so we can be up to date with the American judicial system." As proof, see Malcom X in rare footage rail against police brutality that then blames the victim in his "Democracy Is Hypocrisy" speech. "This," he proclaims, "is American justice."