The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question, and the Missouri National Guard has been sent to Ferguson. How has this American story come to be? What are the factors that led to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by an officer whose pledge was "to serve and protect"?
Historian and political commentator, Associate researcher at Stanford
Consultant, Permanent mission of Central African Republic to the United Nations
Doctor in sociology, Columbia University
Professor at the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University
Rapper and Protest Organiser