I did not cover the story in August when a black teenager was killed by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Nor did I have any idea that I would be thick in the middle of things one day.
But here I am, amid a deep freeze in Missouri, waiting with everyone else for a grand jury decision on whether the police officer, Darren Wilson, should be indicted in the killing of Michael Brown.
So far, it’s been an eye-opening experience. I am learning about a part of the country that I have not seen before.
Here are links to a few of my stories:
It’s her Ferguson — and it’s not all black and white
Ferguson awaits grand jury ruling
In the shadow of the storm, a quiet grave