While the Michael Brown death has become a federal case, police officers and other "media expendables" who are murdered every week become footnotes.
Ugly outside influences — some from as far away as California and New York, continue to fan the flames in Ferguson.
While the media has portrayed Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown as a gentle giant, recent revelations tell a different story.
Smart-gun inventor Bill Gentry of Kodiak Industries told Attorney General Eric Holder in a 2013 closed meeting that his patented trigger-lock device is meant to save lives, not restrict freedom, and that he would "burn it down" if it is mandated by gun control laws.
Two autopsies performed on Michael Brown reveal that he was shot at least six times in the front, and that he had marijuana in his system.