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I don't know why I didn't expect this.
The po po working in Ferguson should be recognized for bravery just for being on duty there.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/10/shots-fired-at-police-during-late-night-ferguson-protest/?intcmp=hpbt1

St. Louis County police said that one of their officers was shot at and returned fire late Sunday after a day of demonstrations in Ferguson marking the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Shots rang out at approximately 11:15 p.m. local time as several hundred people gathered on West Florissant Street. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that at least 15 shots were heard as protesters, police officers, and media members ran for cover.

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(1/2) A St. Louis County officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting after comin g under heavy gunfire.

12:54 AM - 10 Aug 2015

Minutes after the shots were heard, an Associated Press photographer saw a man lying face down, covered in blood, behind a boarded-up restaurant. It wasn't immediately clear how badly the man was injured.
Later, an AP reporter saw a woman overcome with grief. Friends were consoling her. She screamed: "Why did they do it?" Another woman nearby fainted.
A man nearby said, "They killed my brother."
Early Monday, the Post-Dispatch reported that an 18-year-old man had been taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after being shot in Ferguson. It was not clear if the man had been shot by police or whether it was the same man seen by the AP reporter.
At the time of the shooting, observers told the Post-Dispatch that fewer than 100 protesters remained on the streets and were outnumbered by members of the media. However, the few protesters who remained were blocking traffic and confronting police. One person threw a glass bottle at officers but missed.
For the first time in three consecutive nights of demonstrations, some officers were dressed in riot gear, including bullet-proof vests and helmets with shields.
The gunfire marred a day of largely peaceful protest on the anniversary of the killing that shone a national spotlight on relations between the police and black communities across America. Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., led a march through town after a crowd of hundreds observed 4 1/2 minutes of silence.
The group began their silence at 12:02 p.m., the time Brown was killed, for a length of time that symbolized the 4 1/2 hours that his body lay in the street after he was killed. Two doves were released at the end.
The elder Brown then held hands with others to lead the march, which started at the site where his son, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. A grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice declined to prosecute Wilson, who resigned in November, but the shooting touched off a national "Black Lives Matter" movement.
Pausing along the route at a permanent memorial for his son, Michael Brown Sr. said, "Miss you."
He had thanked supporters before the march for not allowing what happened to his son to be "swept under the carpet."
Later, a few hundred people turned out at Greater St. Mark Family Church for a service to remember Brown, with his father joining other relatives sitting behind the pulpit. Anthony Gray, a Brown family attorney pressing a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Wilson and his former police chief, suggested that justice will be served on Michael Brown's behalf.
Gray told the crowd: "You knew in your gut that (the shooting) wasn't right. And you knew what that officer did was unjustified."
The two-hour commemoration, featuring a mime dance and a rap-infused version of "Lean on Me" peppered between reflections about Brown, thinned as it wore on. Roughly 50 still remained by the time Michael Brown Sr. was finally handed the microphone to thank attendees and close out the event, saying, "This movement is going to be a good movement."
Organizers of some of the weekend activities have pledged a day of civil disobedience on Monday, but have not yet offered specific details.
Earlier, at the march, some wore T-shirts with likenesses of Brown or messages such as "Please stop killing us" or "Hands up! Don't shoot!" which became a rallying cry during the sometimes-violent protests that followed the shooting a year ago.
But the focus of the weekend has largely been on Brown, who graduated from high school weeks before the shooting and planned to go to trade school to study to become a heating and air conditioning technician.
Relatives and friends described Brown as a quiet teen who stood around 6-foot-3, weighed nearly 300 pounds and was eager to start technical college. But police said Brown stole items from a convenience store and shoved the owner who tried to stop him on the morning of Aug. 9, 2014. Moments later, he and a friend were walking on Canfield Drive when Wilson, who is white, told them to move to the sidewalk.
That led to a confrontation inside Wilson's police car. It spilled outside, and Wilson claimed that Brown came at him, menacingly, leading to the fatal shooting. Some witnesses claimed Brown had his hands up in surrender. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove testimony by Wilson that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that Brown had his hands up in surrender when he was shot.
The shooting led to protests, some violent, and the unrest escalated again in November when a St. Louis County grand jury determined that Wilson did nothing wrong. He resigned days later. The November riots included fires that burned more than a dozen businesses.
The Justice Department reached the same conclusion in March, clearing Wilson. But in a separate report, the Justice Department cited racial bias and profiling in policing as well as a profit-driven municipal court system that often targeted black residents, who make up about two-thirds of Ferguson's populace.
Ferguson's city manager, police chief and municipal judge resigned within days of that report. All three were white. The new judge, interim city manager and interim police chief are all black.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Click for more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 

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What no looting and burning just some shooting, what kind of a protest was this ? M. B. would be disappointed nobody even shoved a store owner and stole something. Anyone who protested should be locked up just on principle.
 

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"Later, an AP reporter saw a woman overcome with grief. Friends were consoling her. She screamed: "Why did they do it?" Another woman nearby fainted."

Oh gee...I don't know, maybe because he was trying to kill them? Nah, that couldn't be why he was shooting at law enforcement.
 

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At least there will be no looting or arson.........There is nothing left to loot or burn....
 

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Ferguson protesters march with roasted pig's head that has Darren Wilson's name scrawled on it one year after death of Michael Brown
  • Protests and marches marked anniversary of 18-year-old Brown being shot dead in the streets of St Louis suburb by Officer Darren Wilson
  • Roasted pig had #DarrenWilson written on it before having the head taken off and placed on a barrier outside the Ferguson police department
  • Demonstrations organized for Saturday and Sunday to remember death
Ferguson protesters used a roasted pig's head during a demonstration marking the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death.
After a peaceful march during the day, hundreds of protesters converged outside the police department after 10 pm.
They carved and ate from the pig's head, which was placed on a concrete barrier near the building. Earlier in the day, someone had scrawled the name 'Darren Wilson' on the side of the animal.

About a dozen officers stood watch outside while many others were stationed inside police department.
Wilson wasn't charged in the August 9, 2014, shooting of the black 18-year-old Brown, whose death galvanized the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and months of protests in the St Louis suburb and beyond.
A St Louis County grand jury and the US Department of Justice declined to prosecute Wilson, who resigned in November amid a wave of unrest following the decision not to indict him.
Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr, led a parade involving several hundred people on Saturday. He and other attendees wore shirts with the name of the organization that the family set up after the shooting, 'Chosen for Change'.
Some people who marched in the Saturday parade wore likenesses of Brown or messages such as 'Please stop killing us' or 'Hands up! Don't shoot!' which became a rallying cry during the sometimes-violent protests that followed the shooting a year ago.

Some carried signs or wore shirts commemorating others who have been killed in confrontations with police.
But the focus of the weekend is largely on Brown, who graduated from high school weeks before the shooting and planned to go to trade school to study to become a heating and air conditioning technician.
Saturday's protests were peaceful, though a man in the area was later shot outside a Family Dollar discount store, according to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch.
The window of an unmarked police car was also shattered, thought to be from a bullet.
Protesters gathered again on Sunday, observing a four and a half minute silence to remember the four and a half minutes that Brown's body laid in the streets.

The march late Sunday morning began at the site where Brown was shot.

http://www.dailymail...hael-Brown.html
 

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