Will the broader issues surrounding Ferguson be addressed?

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4 and Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 21 at 9:43 PM

(KMOV.com) – Many are wondering if things will change in Ferguson once the world stops watching.

“One, we want the officers who police our communities to look like our communities,” a protester said.

“Police brutality, that’s the m.o. here in St. Louis. I think it’s going to get worse,” one protester said.

Some say the frustration felt by residents goes back a long time and will continue once the media leaves.

“It was clear this shooting incident has brought to the surface underlying tensions that have existed for many years,” US Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Others have cited a lack of opportunity and jobs. A religious leader told News 4 that change only happen if people vote.

“What we need to be doing is coming together and get a big number, line them up so they can get there rights and go vote and put in office who we want to put into office,” Gary Hill said.

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