Many people around the country saw Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson as the catalyst behind a new civil rights movement.
But, even with the Ferguson protest movement going from the streets to the halls of government, political change in the St. Louis region was slow, as activist-preferred candidates lost elections and some policy demands went unmet.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell has a message for people who believe little has been accomplished or gained here in five years.
“I would say with all due respect, me sitting in this office now would be evidence of change,” Bell said. “And in my opinion obviously positive change.”