Mysterious Deaths Leave Ferguson Activists ‘On Pins and Needles’

It’s been four and a half years since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the unarmed young black man whose shooting by police officer Darren Wilson sparked protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, helping to solidify the Black Lives Matter movement. Though the unrest is over, his passing is still deeply felt in the community, particularly among activists who say they are receiving anonymous threats following reports of deaths in their community.

Since the 2014 shooting, about six people connected to the protests following Brown’s death have died — some in violent,
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