Attempts at keeping the peace in Ferguson, MO., were dashed after large scale looting, shootings and a shattering of the peace through the night in the Saint Louis suburb troubled with yet another death of an unarmed black man.
The protesters were very peaceful for most of the night. Then, the authorities began to advance their armored patrol carriers and firing tear gas. Few people knew at the moment about the breaking news of the preliminary results of the autopsy of Michael Brown. The Autopsy showed at least six shots to the unarmed youth. The last two shots delivered fatal blows to Brown's head. Brown was shot from the front, with his head bowed, consistent with a person whose arms were up in the universal stance of surrender.
Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, signed the executive order allowing for national guard troops to be deployed to keep the peace. Several persons reported being shot, Molotov cocktails had been launched at the police, journalists arrested (but later released), and looting was occurring. The activities were carried out by a few persons. The majority of the crowd remained peaceful.
Black America and people with conscience remain stunned over the most recent shooting of an unarmed black man by law enforcement. The officer reportedly shot the youth multiple times after ordering Micheal Brown and a friend to get out of the street and stop jaywalking.