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Social Media, Websites Escalate Tension in Ferguson

In news accounts and on social media, it looks as if demonstrators are clashing daily with law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Missouri. In reality, demonstrations have been mostly peaceful since the violence immediately following the August 9 shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Some local demonstrators have been attending classes in nonviolent action. Leaders have asked their groups to call out anyone they see causing trouble. But some organizations, such as RbG...

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