Happening right now in Ferguson, MO (St. Louis Metro Area). Cop shoots unarmed black teenager 10 times at point blank range. Community gathers. Cops bring tanks, shotguns, and dogs.
(I did not take this photo; I am not sure who did)
According to the media, cops killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, a city of about 21,000 residents, about two-thirds of whom are black.
Immediately following the shooting, 600 residents crowded the streets, some improvised a march to police headquarters to demand justice.
Police from 15 different departments were called in to disperse to crowd. Officers were equipped with rifles, K-9’s and an armed vehicle.
The department declined to give details on the shooting, including the cause or the shooter’s name but a spokesperson said that the officer was placed on paid leave.
Monday was suppose to be Michael’s first day of college.