All Hell broke loose in Ferguson, MO, this week:
It began last Saturday:
This all began on Saturday, August 9th, at 2:15PM when a Ferguson police officer killed unarmed teenager, Mike Brown. pic.twitter.com/wJruyuH3dC— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 14, 2014
Body put in police cruiser - No Ambulance:
Ferguson is nearly 70% black and is a low income town. NO. HOMICIDES. ALL. YEAR. UNTIL #MikeBrown— #JusticeForMikeBrown (@ImJustCeej) August 14, 2014
White guy can walk into Chipotle with loaded AR15 with no problem, unarmed black teen crosses the street and he gets murdered. #MikeBrown— Ziggy Daddy™ (@Ziggy_Daddy) August 14, 2014
Unfortunately, the anger about Michael Brown's death spilled over and led to looting and rioting.
Looting and chaos in #Ferguson right now.— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 11, 2014
But the focus needed to be on why a cop shot Michael Brown:
Sitting in McDonalds in #Ferguson, man says to cashier: "They're trying to make this about looting...this is about police murdering a kid"— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 13, 2014
Governor Nixon finally made a statement five days after the death of Michael Brown. And he cancelled his tour of the State Fair - how gracious of him!
Situation in Ferguson does not represent who we are. Must keep the peace, while safeguarding rights of citizens and the press— Governor Jay Nixon (@GovJayNixon) August 14, 2014
State fair? Really the state fair? That's what Governor Nixon had on his agenda for Thursday? Clearly this man is unbothered! #Ferguson— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) August 14, 2014
Missouri Constitution: "The governor ... shall be a conservator of the peace throughout the state." http://t.co/bYNdEE5rFA— sara mayeux (@saramayeux) August 14, 2014
Before I go to bed, I have just one question: WHERE IS @GovJayNixon? A town in your state is choking on tear gas.— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) August 14, 2014
For many, the situation reminded them of places like Selma and Birmingham:
"If you wanted to see what the 60's looked like, your watching it" - My Grandma as she watches this unfold #Ferguson— TyreeBP (@TyreeBP) August 13, 2014
But the Ferguson police had no sense of history, and decided to make things worse by with tanks, rubber bullets, and smoke grenades. And the world was watching.
Peaceful protestors are being tear gassed in #Ferguson. Stun grenades dispersed. Tremendous use of force despite lack of any apparent danger— St. Louis American (@StLouisAmerican) August 14, 2014
"Okay, let's brainstorm this. How can we make things worse? No bad ideas. Go around the room. Bob?" -- Ferguson PD All-Staff meeting— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 14, 2014
Hey Missouri, activists in Bahrain are tweeting their sympathies to the people of #Ferguson, so maybe it's time to, oh I dunno, de-escalate?— Harold Cook (@HCookAustin) August 14, 2014
So freedom of speech is sacrosanct in America when people scream at clinic patients, but #Ferguson isn't allowed to mourn. Got it.— Katie Klabusich (@Katie_Speak) August 14, 2014
Reminder: Black people are Americans. Americans have Constitutional rights to assemble and protest. Police are acting unconstitutionally.— Blair LM Kelley (@profblmkelley) August 14, 2014