USA Why Ferguson protests might not have staying power

Ferguson activists protesting the police killing of Michael Brown and the lack of a trial have passion and purpose. But they lack cohesiveness, structure, and political ambition.

By , Staff writer

Roberto Rodriguez/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

After a 4-1/2 minute moment of silence near the United States Courthouse in St. Louis Tuesday afternoon, where nearly a thousand boisterous protesters paused to remember Michael Brown and other black men slain by police, an organizer broke the silence with one of the marchers' familiar chants.