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Why and How We Must Protect the Right to Film Cops in Ferguson

•, By Josh Levy
 Two weeks after the shooting of teenager Mike Brown by a police officer, the Missouri National Guard is retreating from the city and the protests seem to be settling down. But the unrest in Ferguson stands as another painful moment in the history of the oppression of African Americans in the U.S., in which "Ferguson, 2014" will recall "Birmingham, 1963" and "Los Angeles, 1992."
Protesters are too often restricted from using digital tools to exercise their rights to hold government accountable and participate in society.

In each case, local strife went global as U.S. communities protesting racial injustice confronted the kinds of military units that are often deployed abroad.

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