Ferguson and the Middle East do have one striking commonality, but it has less to do with armored vehicles in the streets than with the way in which the media assigns culpability to black and brown bodies for the violence perpetrated against them.
The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters who were struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.
The companies that profit from sales of Internet spying technology need to be held to a higher standard. One in particular is an American firm that sold Telecom Egypt "real-time traffic intelligence" equipment.
In response to news that Denver police have been stocking up on security equipment, local attorneys are training protesters in anticipation of clashes at the Democratic National Convention to be held there in August.