Ferguson is hiring a black interim police chief, a local media report says -- a move coming after the U.S. Justice Department examined the shooting of Michael Brown and determined the mostly white police contingent had discriminated against African-Americans in the Missouri city.
The image sticks in my mind: A female defendant is escorted into the courtroom with shackles around her ankles, making it difficult to walk. Dressed in a jail-issued jumpsuit and flip-flops, she takes a seat at the appointed table up front, until the judge is gaveled in and we all rise. As a newspaper reporter for more than 20 years in Atlanta, I'd observed this scene before. But this time, something was different.
In the new CNN documentary "Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking," actress Jada Pinkett Smith worked closely with CNN producers to shed light on the growing epidemic of human trafficking in the United States -- in particular, Atlanta.