Today’s Connecting The Dots #CTD- Race, Power, and Privilege:

Sunday August 9th marked the one year anniversary since police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in the street of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb outside of St.Louis. The killing, and subsequent decision not to indict Officer Wilson, set off protests around the country, with activists eventually adopting the title “Black Lives Matter Campaign”. The movement has continued to make headlines in the year following the shooting while unarmed black people continue to be murdered by police officers. Activists are calling for an overhaul of the justice system, and many American’s from all racial backgrounds agree. Tensions ran high Sunday evening when gunfire erupted during a BLM demonstration, resulting in one young black teenager shot and in critical condition. The presence of Oath Keepers, an armed anti-government militant group, also raised eyebrows and tensions as they walked along the protest path carrying large weapons. While some progress has been made, such as a cap on the amount of revenue the Police Department can collect from traffic tickets, there is still much progress to be made.