“When all the world’s media leaves, this is still our neighborhood,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s director of photography Lynden Steele recently told TIME. “We have to work knowing that what we do now will come back to us a month from now. We have to be able to stand by what we’re doing now because we’re going to be in that neighborhood weeks, months, years from now.”
Over the past few weeks, the journalists at the Post-Dispatch, created by Joseph Pulitzer in 1878 from a merger of the St. Louis Dispatch and the St. Louis Evening Post, have been covering a national story unfolding on their doorstep. In the wake of Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown on Aug. 9, and the turbulent protests that followed, the paper’s staff photographers went to work—and they haven’t stopped.
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Things continue to go well Wednesday night in Ferguson. Aug. 20th
Shit. I just saw the video of the man who was killed by cops yesterday in St. Louis. They killed this man over 2 fucking sodas. He had no weapon and they killed him. Both officers shot him multiple times. AND THEN THEY FUCKING CUFFED HIM AFTER HE WAS ALREADY DEAD. I’m sick to my stomach. RIP Kajieme Powell