This Michael Brown, in case you forgot:
A tree dedicated to the memory of Michael Brown has been destroyed by vandals just hours after being planted.
The sapling was planted in January-Wabash Park in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday as a dedication to the teenager, who was gunned down in the street by a police officer last August[ed.- ‘gunned down’ = shot after attacking police officer].
It was called ‘a symbol of peace, comfort and hope for all who gather around its branches’ at a small ceremony led by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, which donated the tree.
But by Sunday morning, the branches had been stripped, leaving behind just a shard of the trunk.