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Mike Brown protests escalate amid news reports of violence

stlouis10n-6-webProtesters gathered outside the last night to chant in preparation for an 8pm vigil for 18-year old Mike Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, Aug. 9. Earlier in the day, St. Louis Clergy Coalition held a prayer vigil outside the Ferguson Police Department with the evening vigil held at the Canfield Green apartment complex where Brown died. According to reports, tensions between protesters, other individuals and police were high and things began to escalate as the night wore on.

Crowds began to target a QuikTrip in the area; authorities initially claimed that Brown had stolen a cigar from the store, a claim that proved false. People flooded the QuikTrip, smashing windows and taking items. The store was then set on fire. There were also reports of rocks being hurled at passing police vehicles.

The Ferguson police have stated that Brown walked over to his police car, attempted to engage him and take his weapon. “As the officer was exiting his police car, [Brown] allegedly pushed the officer back into the car where he physically assaulted the police officer,” the police have stated. “Within the police car there was a struggle for the officer’s weapon.”

Witnesses have said that Brown was shot as he walked away from the police car, then shot again as he held his hands in the air and begged for his life.

The Rev. Al Sharpton said that he plans to meet with the Brown’s family and issued a statement to the media:

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 (New York)—

“I just spoke with Leslie McSpadden, the grandfather of Michael Brown. He has asked me to come to St. Louis in light of the police killing of his grandson to assist the family in achieving a fair investigation and justice. I assured him that National Action Network will stand with the family, as we have done for families around the country and assist in any way that we can. I am dispatching Rev. De-Ves Toon of our National Action Network field department to St. Louis immediately to prepare for my visit, and to work with groups in the area as we pursue justice in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

-Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network”



15 Comments

  1. butterbeansuga on August 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    ABOTHER SINCELESS MURDER BY COPS ..when will it end . when will police dept in america start training thier officers on black history and the struggle and makingi thme go out and spend time with black youth ,churches etc … it should be mandatory for every white young cop out of training go to a black church every sunday for 2 months to interact with A BLACK commmunity …, they really dont give a dam until its at their back door . most white cops have never spent anytime around blacks everywhere they have gone in their boyhood is been white faces .. . not until bldging get burned down like the LA RIOT WILL POLICE STOP THE BULLSHIT .. . ITS LIKE A GAME TO THEM THEY WATCH TV THEY HEARD OF THE treyvon martin , eric carter , and many more , cops are briefted every time a murder occure in their departments ., we know their job is scary and hard , but eveyone is not worthy of being killed . ANY TIME YOU SHOT A MAN WHO SURRENDER THAT IS MURDER EVEN IF HE SLAPP THE HELL OUTTA THAT COP ..he can not shoot the man just cause he whoop your ass … he didnt kill you .. learn to fight like aman … what give you the right to to shoot a man like you billy the kid or someone ?… this has to stop somewhere . .blacks can be real proactive , and if some laws dont get adminisered from the white house its gonna be a race war …. whites are outta hand , you got all these white cops getting out the military getting top choice for these police jobs . TOP PICK … THEY USE TO CARRYING A GUN IN AFGANISTAN THEY COME BACK HERE TRYING TO ADMINISTER JUSTICE AS THOUGH THEY ARE IN A WAR ZONE . ON CITIZENS WHO STOLE A DONUT? EVEN .. STOPPPPPP THIS BULL SHIT … . black men dont get out the miltary looking for no police job , the pay is horrible and the job is dangerous for the pay .. so you got poor white trash being recruited for these jobs you might as well be hiring a bunch of kkks . BABY WHITE HOODLUMS .. they come out of the back woods of arkansas and texas and mississpi, get a job and dont give a dam abput the people more about the power that badge gives them . most of them know the least could happen is they loose their job and the police dept gets fired hardley any of them get jail time . and that is what has to change in congress and federal laws .. until they do there will be more sinceless murders of young black men. there is no way to prevent this either . our children are all at risk …….

  2. butterbeansuga on August 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    STOP THE KILLING OF OUR BLACK CHILDREN FIGHT THE POWER !

    • MISSYCAT(BESTIABELIEVEIT ) on August 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      very very very cool message hommie

  3. King Nazir on August 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Chanting and holding vigils .. thats real holy ..for a people who kill eachother and sell dope to eachother and destory eachothers familes .. real noble … too bad nobody has any sympathy for you … Black people have shown the world too much ” evil ” to become saints for a day when something like this happens .. everybody know thats just an act !!!
    http://newsblaze.com/story/20140713053020king.nb/topstory.html

    • djs on August 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      @ king nazir …You sound real ignorant. A young man has lost his life and this is your respond. You need prayer !!!

      • MISSYCAT(UBESTIABIEVEIT) on August 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

        WHATS UP( djs) THE JUST PUT THAT AIR HEAD IN HIS OR HER PLACE THAT FOOL SOUND LIKE RAISED BY A PICK OF WOLVES . LETS BOTH DO HER A FAVOR AND PRAY FOR HER TO GET HER THOUGHTS TOGETHER SHE’S TWISTED 4REAL

        • MISSYCAT(UBESTIABELIEVEIT) on August 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

          THAT GOES FOR(( NIGG, FAKE FIG NEWTON AS WELL))

      • sugarbutterbean on August 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

        yeah i told him my mind to … no one is say we dont have crime issues in our black communities but white communities have crime to .. massive killers are raised in nice white communities look at ADAM LANZA .. THE point is cops treat black people different form the way the approach a white neighborhood .. they tend to act like vigilantes instead of police .. targeting us for reasons other than making peace and protecting … so ignore that fool kingnazi thats a white man anyway using black face to say so shit

    • MISSYCAT(UBESTIABELIEVEIT on August 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      you sound like a royal (BUTT HOLE thats what you sound like)

    • sugarbutterbean on August 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      ITS NOT black people , i work for mine im college educated and so are a lot of blacks but the problem in the way we allow our young black men to roam the street with no job… and getting desperate for money and resulting to stealing and crime . the blame is solely on black parents first police are still gonna find a reason to kill a black man , the black youth and young black males hanging around the streets is a target. no one is saying we dont have issues with crime in our neigborhood .. but that dont mean a cop dont have to do his job .. he is sworn to protect not vigilante ,afghanistan soldier kill our kids as though they are target practice l most of them learn to kill form he war .. they come home get these cop jobs cause that is who the pd is wanting to hire .and they dont know how to act … even if blacks do have black on black crime that does not give them the right to kill our kids whom are unarmed … they would not kill and unarmed white man … adam lanza shot up a whole school walked to his car to get amunition and was surrounded by cops QUEST WHAT THEY STILL DIDNT SHOOT HIM HE KILLED HISELF IN FRONT OF THEM .. . WOW .DOES THAT SHUT YOU UP … nothing wrong with stupidity just dont be at the front of the line

  4. Nigg.Newton on August 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    NOT trying to be NEGATIVE, but:

    1. Why was he running.

    2. Looting your neighborhood is WRONG.

    3. Are any BLACKS donating any MONEY for them/his PARENTS to SUE the Police, City, and Police Officer?

    IF NOT — shut up and keep it MOVING…We are just as wrong as the police, when we as BLACKS don’t take action, or rather the RIGHT type of action.

    • MISSYCAT(UBESTIABELIEVEIT) on August 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      hey you sound like a black BIMBO bleep bleep dummy I MEAN what is your brain made out of water Oh your brain is just as small as a green Pea they should come and loot your house or tent your probably live In so u shut-up so if you don’t have nothing positive say don’t say it at all since your so worried about donations you go online and and find out where the are sending donations you contribute to donation how bout that and YES THAT WAS (A READ) AND (I JUST THROW SHADE) this is a very touchy subject you have the nerves to number the stupid questions that you asked you gotta come better than that if this is the way present yourself on social media (PEOPLE WILL CUT YOU UP AND FEED YOU TO THE SHARKSSSS so LOOK DOWN ON THE GROUND AND PICK UP FACE UP FOOLLL

  5. Stack Mack on August 11, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Now I see why Jesus bled and died for our sins…cause He knew that we will never get it right. We prove it everyday with incidents like this and even the comments that we make about them. Retches is all that we are. We need to really try harder to get it right.

  6. cbBrown on August 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    This makes no since at all. I don’t believe that he “walked over to the police car, attempted to engage him and take his weapon.” This is a bunch of BS.

    • sugarbutterbean on August 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      yes thats the one lie they got away with to bad someone didnt film the whole shooting so that we can know what went down they knew that it would not be filmed thats probably why it happen so fast .. cause if one person iwth a camera phone had been present it would ba all over for their argument about he launched at someone you know that boy could have launched and threw his hands up too come on son