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An illustration of a man throwing a tear gas canister, a photographer in front of him taking a picture.

It Looked Like Fire

Episode #141

2020-06-05 12:37:47

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On August 10th, 2014, one day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, Edward Crawford went to his first protest. “The people, you know, I guess they were out there to be heard,” Ed told us.

We also speak with Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

We first released this episode in 2015 — this version includes an update. This episode contains references to police brutality.

For a transcript of this episode, send us an email.

 

A tear gas canister lands at the feet of Edward Crawford.

Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch

 

Edward Crawford reaches for the tear gas canister that has just landed nearby.

Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch

 

Edward Crawford begins to pick up a tear gas canister.

Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch

 

Edward Crawford, wearing an American flag T-shirt, picks up a smoking tear gas canister, and begins to throw it back toward police.

Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch

 

A man wearing a T-shirt featuring the image Robert Cohen took of Edward Crawford lobbing a tear gas canister back toward police.

Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch

 

A mural based on the photograph Robert Cohen took of Edward Crawford lobbing a tear gas canister toward police.

Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch

 

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