The shooting. The anger. The protests. If the scenes playing out in Ferguson seem like a sequel, it’s because its basic elements seem to be on an endless loop. From Jelani Cobb in The New Yorker: “The story that witnesses tell is disturbing not only in its details but in the ways in which those details blur into a longer narrative. It’s one we’re all familiar with if we have paid even passive attention, and yet, despite its redundancy, we have yet to grasp its moral.”

+ Another night of unrest led to another shooting and a police request that demonstrators refrain from protesting after dark. Meanwhile, the name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released.

+ When you look at these numbers related to the racial divide in this extremely segregated city, it all starts to add up.