If you need to catch up:
Feguson outline from USA Today that touches on all the major events.
If you’d like ongoing, current information with a high signal-to-noise ratio:
• Twitter list of Pro and am journalists on the ground in Ferguson will tell you what’s happening right now.
• Reddit’s Ferguson live feed is often updated
• Brittany Noble’s Instagram feed, she’s a local reporter
• Xeni Jardin of boing boing is tweeting and gathering articles
If you’d like to help:
• Use social media platforms to share information using the hashtags #ferguson or #justiceformikebrown.
• Furious About Ferguson? Here’s How You Can Help from Ebony Magazine
• Here’s How You Can Help the Kids in Ferguson Who Don’t Have Food Now that School is Closed on the Huffington Post
• Here are Ways to Help the People in Ferguson Right Now on Buzzfeed
“There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender.” Statement from Michael Brown’s family and their attourney
A neighbor witnessed the shooting and live-tweeted it. (Distant photos of Michael Brown’s body and the officer standing over him are visible in this thread.)
“The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly tweeted Ferguson cops still weren’t wearing name tags on Friday and still refused to answer questions about their identification.” – Ron Johnson Addresses Ferguson Police Officers’ Failure To Identify Themselves
“The chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn’t know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.” –Associated Press
“The officer who shot Ferguson teen Michael Brown stopped Brown and another teen because they were walking in the street, not because of a robbery a few minutes earlier, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said Friday afternoon.
Jackson said the officer was aware cigars had been taken in the robbery of a store nearby, but did not know when he encountered Brown and Dorian Johnson that they might be suspects. He stopped them because they were walking in the street, Jackson said.
But Jackson told the Post-Dispatch that the officer, Darren Wilson, saw cigars in Brown’s hand and realized he might be the robber.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
Michael Brown’s friend/acquaintance gives an emotional account of what happened with both the robbery and the shooting.