Fighting for the People, always.
French gained national recognition for his work covering the unrest in Ferguson, MO in 2014. He used the social media platforms of Twitter and Vine to document the protests and the heavy-handed police response. He also helped keep the peace when the situation turned violent.
French publicly called out local prosecutors for not charging Officer Wilson and called for leadership to step up and make change. He helped cool down countless young men and women who were fed up with the dangerous relationship between law enforcement and the community. For him, this was personal. Ferguson is two miles down the road from his own home, and he knows that the conditions that led to the unrest in Ferguson are not all that different than in the city.