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Matt Pearce, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was a member of the panel for “Ferguson: A Call For Understanding and Action,” a five-part teach-in series presented Tuesday at the University of La Verne College of Law. The Times sent Pearce to report at Ferguson two days after the Michael Brown shooting in August of last year. / photo by Sara Flores

Ferguson faces lasting social strife

The final installment of the panel series “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and Action” examined the disenfranchisement of the black community, the demise of the social contract, police response and perception and a call to action relating to Ferguson incidents Tuesday at the College of Law.

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Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving policing, discusses the mistakes the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, made after the death of Michael Brown. Buerrmann said the police department should have apologized to the community. The panel, which included Adrienna Wong, staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Katrina Parker, activist and filmmaker, was the fourth part of the Ferguson discussion series Tuesday in the Chapel. / photo by Mariela Patron

Panelists discuss Ferguson

University of La Verne faculty, staff and students discussed police reformation, civilians’ right to protest and effectiveness of voting during the panel “Community Justice: Com­munity-Based Alternatives to Traditional Law Enforce­ment,” Tuesday in the Chapel.

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