black lives matter protests in st. louis: an update

Photography by Adem Sibic

 

On Friday, Sept. 15, a judge in St. Louis found Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man named Anthony Lamar Smith. Smith was shot and killed by Stockley after a high-speed chase in 2011. Demonstrators have been marching throughout the city, and some suburban areas, every day since the verdict announcement. Today is Sunday, Oct. 1. 

 

View a list of what protestors want to change post-Stockley verdict, and learn why following through won't be easy.

Context for the shooting and the trial can be found here

A breakdown of the judge's decision, made without a jury, can be found here. 

A more detailed description of the protests can be found here. 

 

 A police officer in protective gear holds a club in St. Louis.

A police officer in protective gear holds a club in St. Louis.

The photographer shoots on film only. View his first gallery of the protests a week earlier here. 

Contact Adem by email at ademsibic.as@gmail.com. Follow him on Instagram at @adem.sibic