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Darryl Owens: Ferguson Protests A Symptom Of Deeper Problems

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protesters at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, 2012

Protests in Sanford after the death of teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 sparked large, peaceful demonstrations. Photo by Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protest and intense media interest this month. On Intersection this week, Orlando Sentinel Columnist and 90.7 Contributor Darryl Owens spoke to Matthew Peddie about the situation in Ferguson, and what makes it different from protests two years ago in Central Florida stemming from the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Owens began by talking about the relationship citizens have with police.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »