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Can you believe it’s only been twelve days?

Twelve days since unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Mike Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson.

In that span of time, Ferguson went from being a regular small Missouri community to basically a war zone, as local police attempt to control protesters who want Wilson arrested.

The world has been watching. And we’ve all seen the same thing: an overaggressive strategy employed by police. Even though most of the people protesting for Wilson’s arrest are peaceful, police could be seen throwing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at the crowd.

GlobalGrind saw this overzealous attitude up close and personal last weekend, when we flew down to Ferguson to see what was going on. While there, we wanted to ask locals about police behavior before the Mike Brown shooting. So we talked to various Ferguson residents and other notable St. Louis names (like legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory, and elected official Antonio French.)

If you’ve been following the coverage over the last two weeks, hearing what Ferguson folks have to say shouldn’t be shocking.

Check out the video above and sound off in the comment section below.

Remembering Mike Brown: Most Powerful Photos From The 2014 Ferguson Police Protests
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