Ferguson burns as Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted
Late Monday, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson did not get indicted by a grand jury in the case of the death of black unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Monday night. The result of no indictment lead to fires and mass rioting throughout the streets and even across the country.
Large crowds surrounded the Ferguson police station following the announcement. Police cars and stores were set on fire and others were looted. Some protesters fired shots and hurled bricks into buildings. Local authorities say they came under automatic gunfire and an officer was shot. Protests erupted in cities from Los Angeles to New York. Airlines diverted nearly a dozen airline flights out of concerns of the rioting. Late into the night, 61 people were arrested on charges of burglary and trespassing. Heavily armed police fired pepper spray and smoke canisters to disperse the crowds of protesters. Police seized a .45-mm. automatic handgun as well. (Read More…)
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