Ferguson Erupts In Violence On The 1-Year Anniversary Of Brown Death

A year after 18-year-old Mike Brown was killed by a white cop, police shoot another man in Ferguson during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Brown's death.
Ferguson Erupts In Violence On The 1-Year Anniversary Of Brown...


Posted by carbonated.tv on Monday, August 10, 2015

Ferguson, Missouri, still looks like the war zone it was exactly a year ago.

Multiple shots were fired in Ferguson late Sunday night, as activists marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer Darren Wilson.

According to Reuters, one unidentified man was struck by gunfire exchange between riot police and protesters.

St. Louis County police claim an officer was "involved in a shooting after coming under heavy gunfire" and that "two unmarked cars took shots."

The shot rang out as Ferguson's acting police chief, Andre Anderson, was speaking to reporters.

Police later said officers and the man exchanged at least 40 rounds of gunfire.

Authorities haven't identified the man shot, except to say he's believed to be in his mid-20s and is hospitalized in critical and unstable condition. 

Although the protest remained peaceful throughout the day, tensions flared up after a group of demonstrators locked arms, walked toward a police cordon and began throwing objects like water bottles, shouting, "We are ready for war!"

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Race relations this past year have remained one of the most pressing issues plaguing the nation after the shooting deaths of Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, sparked nationwide protests and debate about racism.

Many hoped for changes and improvements in the law enforcement structure of the country. However, judging by the latest streak of shootings of unarmed or apparently unarmed African American menmentally ill people and what just happened in Ferguson, it looks like things are getting even worse.