"We’ve got to use this moment to seek out our shared humanity that’s been laid bare by this moment: The potential of a young man and the sorrows of parents, the frustrations of a community, the ideals that we hold as one united American family." —President Obama on the death of Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson
Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement.