Someone please remind me what year it is again? #ferguson pic.twitter.com/33cebmojwV
— Brenna Muncy (@brennamuncy) August 10, 2014
Hundreds Protest after cops kill black teen in St. Louis surburb
The fatal shooting of a black teenager by police sent hundreds of angry residents out of their apartments Saturday in a St. Louis suburb, igniting protests during a confrontation that lasted several hours.Meanwhile.... The man who touted the phrase ‘War on Whites’ went on to say, “We don’t categorize people by race.”
A St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP called for the FBI to look into the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, a predominantly black suburb a few miles north of downtown St. Louis. A police spokesman acknowledged that a Ferguson police officer shot Brown but declined to give a reason for the shooting.
By early Saturday night, dozens of police cars remained parked near the shooting scene as mourners left votive candles, rose petals, a large stuffed animal and other remembrances at a makeshift memorial in the middle of the street.
At the height of the post-shooting tensions, police at the scene called for about 60 other police units to respond to the area in Ferguson, a city of about 21,000 residents, about two-thirds of whom are black.
RedEye, tip toeing away from the computer to go pray.