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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Arrest Of Journalists In Ferguson Raises More Questions About Police Conduct

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Two journalists were arrested and detained in Ferguson, Missouri, last night, amid high tensions following the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer.

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss what these arrests say about the media covering the situation in Ferguson, and what this could reveal about how police are treating locals.

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