Declaring "we're all in this together," Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the new, black, homegrown police commander in Ferguson, ordered cops to remove SWAT gear and gas masks and then marched with protesters, prompting what observers called a stunning mood change in what had felt like a war zone hours before. Ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to replace clueless, thuggish local police, Johnson said he understood "the anger and fear (of) residents... We all want justice, we all want answers."
"The data should serve as a wake-up call for law enforcement officials, who have spent years lobbying against efforts to combat racial profiling."
"We are living climate change right now."
"The fight doesn't end here."
Center for Biological Diversity