“A day of peaceful vigils to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death turned ugly late Sunday night when at least two shooting incidents sent protesters running for cover and prompted more police reinforcements,” cnn.com reports. “At least one of the incidents was an officer-involved shooting that occurred after police came under heavy gunfire, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Shawn McGuire. No officers were injured, the department said. It said it will release more details later.” Some news outlets are reporting . . .
an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, resulting in the death of a young man. The video above shows the crime scene. No matter what the circumstances the OIS will do nothing to quell the protestors and/or the looters, who’ve also been active tonight.
The media’s been all over the Michael Brown anniversary “protests.” The coverage reached its damn-why-didn’t-this-happen-in-prime-time apotheosis with the report below. Ferguson’s new Police Chief is describing his softly, softly policing approach to CNN as gunfire breaks out. You are seeing the moment a man teeters on the edge of career collapse.
Get ready for more hand-wringing, race hustling, looting and violence. All because a Ferguson Police Officer shot a black teenager in self-defense. Last year I mean. Right?