FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: Ferguson Erupts in Riots, Burning, Looting

November 25, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Ferguson Erupts in Riots, Burning, Looting

A grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is over and done with. But anger over that decision is not, nor is the prospect of more arson, more looting, or more violence -- actions that have already rattled the eastern Missouri city, reports CNN.

Activists are set to rally Tuesday in more than 115 cities in the United States, speaking out in support of Brown's family and accusations about police violence and racial injustice -- rooted in the fact that Brown was black and Wilson is white. And their calls will likely be loudest in and around Ferguson, a city unknown to many worldwide more than three months ago, but which is now ground zero in this debate.

"What we saw tonight was much worse than what we saw any night in August," the St. Louis County police said on Facebook, referring to the days immediately after Brown's death. "Bricks were thrown at police officers, two St. Louis County police cars were set on fire and police seized an automatic weapon."

Authorities responded with round after round of tear gas, as well as shooting bean bags into the crowds. There were no known serious injuries.

Police in Ferguson made at least 61 arrests on charges ranging from unlawful assembly to burglary to unlawful possession of a firearm to arson.

Comments (8)

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8

Tom Ret @ 11/25/2014 7:40 PM

The Lt Gov had a good question for the Gov of Missouri-was there political pressure from Obama/Holder administration to not send the national guard to Ferguson? Apparently, the Mayor of Ferguson, in desperate need of help, couldn't get the Gov to send in the troops as the Gov was apparently unavailable. How many weeks did they have to prepare for this eventuality! I suspect the Gov was unavailable on purpose as there was no intention of sending in the troops.

TheRookie @ 11/25/2014 10:34 PM

You wanted it, You got it. SSTFU & live with it.

Marshal @ 11/26/2014 5:38 AM

Funny (Not) Reporting comments after the decision not to prosecute. One idiot reporter asked if there were any laws that protected black people. Another said it was racist for police to put on riot gear and try to stop the riots because they have a right to express themselves and the last one asked Sharpton if he thought it was wrong that the police are not trying to stop the riots. Holy Crap. The only thing I worry about is the safety of the police out there. Keep the police safe and back off and let the protesters live in what they did.

S.S. @ 11/26/2014 7:34 AM

Gotta agree with all of the above. A lot of the blame can be put on obama and holder. Both of these idiots don't know what the hell they are doing.

Bill @ 11/26/2014 8:38 AM

They know what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing.

krisnlc @ 11/26/2014 10:49 AM

Michael Brown was a thug. He was going to kill an innocent person soon enough...the officer needed to protect himself...Michael's death probably saved an innocent person later. he was a thug. good riddance.

Cqapt. Crunch @ 11/27/2014 8:29 AM

I personally think that white and black people were getting along just fine until idiot Obama, became president. All Obama, is doing is making life worst for the decent black people.

fedfedup @ 12/1/2014 10:57 AM

No mention anywhere of the felonies and misdemeanors committed by Mr. Brown minutes prior to him being shot after attempting to commit a second felonious assault on Officer Wilson.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

FBI Examining Border Patrol Agent's Death as a 'Potential Assault'
Those officials have said they believe Martinez and the second agent were bludgeoned,...
Video: Brazil MP Shoots Armed Robbers While Holding Baby
Sgt. Rafael Souza went to buy medicine with his wife and young son late Saturday afternoon...
PA Woman Charged With Lying About Sexual Assault by Trooper
Police say Cromer, who for months posted fliers and sought to publicize her cause, gave...
NYC Terror Suspect Indicted on Murder, Terror Charges
The man accused of driving a truck through a bike lane in downtown New York City on...
Video: SC Trooper Saves 3-Month-Old Who Stopped Breathing
A mother in the car started screaming that her 3-month-old had stopped breathing, says...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine