It’s been three years today since Michael Brown–an unarmed teenage boy, just a kid, still showing the signs of childhood in his face–was murdered for the high crime of being Black in Ferguson, Missouri. After the cop shot him, they left his body laying unceremoniously in the street for hours. They then threw his body in the back of a van and drove off. People were already gathered in shock and protest. And in the ensuing weeks, the protests continued to grow as the town rose up against the violence systematically perpetrated against them by the police and the state. People swarmed from around the country. Amnesty International sent representatives. The state of Missouri brought in the National Guard.