Just before 11 pm, a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask confronted Fox News' Steve Harrigan and his crew live on-air in Ferguson. As the hosts in Fox News' studio asked about the masked man, he looked into the camera; moments later the feed cuts out. "That camera got knocked out," a studio producer can be heard saying in the background.
A succinct moment of fury in Ferguson from a young woman named Angel, who reports that she watched a woman have a heart attack and then get teargassed: "We tired of this. And y'all shoulda seen this coming. Y'all shoulda seen it coming. Now it's here. United States, stand up with us."
On Monday, a grand jury decided Darren Wilson won't face any criminal charges over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As citizens began expressing outrage, President Obama offered a limp address from the White House that helped no one.
With the Darren Wilson decision on the horizon and the possibility of renewed unrest in Ferguson, paranoid Missourians are buying lots and lots of guns. In a story that sounds too pat to be true, one such new firearm owner allegedly accidentally killed herself over the weekend while waving her gun and saying "we're ready for Ferguson!"
The grand jury decision on Darren Wilson is coming any day now, and Missouri is on edge: this week, Governor Jay Nixon preemptively declared a 30-day state of emergency in order to bring in the National Guard, and St. Louis County police have been furiously buying up gear since Michael Brown was shot and killed in August. They aren't the only ones.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri Monday afternoon, just days before a grand jury is expected to reach a decision about whether to indict Darren Wilson, the St. Louis County police officer who killed Michael Brown in August. The declaration, which is good for 30 days, also activates the National Guard in Missouri.
In February 2013—over a year before he killed Michael Brown—Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson arrested Christopher A. Brooks for marijuana possession, a case for which he was given an official commendation. Unsurprisingly, at a preliminary court hearing in Brooks' case yesterday, Wilson was a no-show.