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Officers Use Tear Gas on Angry Crowd Near Site of Controversial Missouri OIS

Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., near the site of an officer-involved shooting that killed a reportedly unarmed 18-year-old man, officers in riot gear lobbed tear gas at angry crowds. There were 15 arrests but no reports of looting.

August 12, 2014

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JJ @ 8/12/2014 3:52 PM

After over 30 years law enforcement experience and serving in three riots dating back to the 1965 Watts riots, it seem that our black citizens have not learned much about the cost of emotion vs. common sense and peaceful civil unrest. It is amazing that those who are upset think it is OK for young folks to attack officers and expect nothing to happen physically in return. was it necessary to shoot the teen??....maybe, maybe not! Is one officer being attacked by young tuffs enough to convince him that he is in danger of great bodily harm or death?? I think so!

Threats on the police department will probably make shootings at attackers far more prevalent. Best everyone "chill out!"

Carlos @ 8/12/2014 5:19 PM

If you or you hang around those who think violence and vandalism is the norm; then don''t be surprised if you are gassed or shot in the process. Either by the Police or law-abiding citizens who have every right to protect themselves, their families and their businesses.

Stupid should hurt!!

David Jefferson @ 8/12/2014 5:22 PM

May I quote one of the most famous dirtbags in recent history?

"Can't we all just get along?" -- Rodney King

Leroy Washington @ 8/12/2014 5:23 PM

This is very sad. How are we African-Americans going to be treated like human beings if we act like animals? Actually worse than animals; I don't know any animal that pointlessly destroys its own home.

Capt. Crunch @ 8/12/2014 7:18 PM

Obama, said " police officers treat black people different from white people". Maybe Obama, should put his money were is mouth is and leave Martha's Vineyard and visit Ferguson and show the police how to deal with black people.

Newvoice @ 8/13/2014 7:53 AM

WOW....and they said race relations were better in America. I don't agree with the reaciton from community in Ferguson, and yes the situation needs to be handled accordingly. However, when yes its all said and done there will be those who are going to put whatever is done under the micro scope. Blacks always fear the brutallity of police, and you think they would have learned by now, but through thier past behaviors and the violent interactions with the law enforcement community what has become of it. Nothing!!!!! I pray that the community realize that they are only hurting themselves in the end. You can't fight the power.

Capt. Crunch @ 8/14/2014 9:54 AM

@ Newvoice, there is no power for the blacks to fight against. Whether they like it or not the police represent them. When the blacks fight the police they (the blacks) are really fighting themselves. All a person has to do is follow the law and if you do get cited or arrested don't take it personal.

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