Tuesday, November 25, 2014
#ImportantIssues No Justice, No Peace: Ferguson Lights Up With Protests And Rioting After Grand Jury Fails To Indict Darren Wilson [VIDEO]
Many are sadden and yet not shocked at the outcome of the Mike Brown vs. Darren Wilson case."This ain't Iraq. This is the United States," Demetric Whitlock yelled to a line of police officers on South Florissant Road, in front of the Ferguson Police Department. Reporter in Ferguson: 'It's mayhem' Photos: Reaction to Ferguson decision Photos: Reaction to Ferguson decision CNN reporter hit by rock during protests Grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson When a grand jury decided Monday not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the news triggered fresh confrontations between protesters and police in the tense Missouri city. While most of the demonstrators peacefully protested on the streets, some smashed the windows of a police cruiser and set another on fire. An entire row of businesses on West Florissant Avenue, a major thoroughfare, was engulfed in flames. There were so many infernos that firefighters couldn't rush to every one. Amid the looting and arson, some protesters demanded the media stop reporting on the events. CNN's Sara Sidner was struck in the head with a rock. Many business owners will return to their shops to see their livelihoods in ruins. Looters broke into a beauty supply store and stole hair weaves and wigs, leaving the heads of mannequins strewn in the middle of the street. And in nearby Dellwood, some people torched a row of cars at a car dealership and set several businesses on fire. "The fire district does not feel safe coming out to put out fires because of the gunshots and the looting there taking place," Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones said. "So they are refusing, basically, to come out and put these fires out.