1. “Streets of Ferguson smolder after grand jury decides not to indict officer.” When a grand jury decided Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, chaos filled the streets.
“This is what Ferguson looked like Tuesday morning. Shattered glass from looted stores covered the asphalt. Shell casings from unknown shooters littered the ground. And more than a dozen buildings, including stores owned by local residents, had been set ablaze. As protesters hurled bottles, batteries and rocks at police, officers in riot gear responded by shooting bean bags and tear gas. ’This ain’t Iraq. This is the United States,’ Demetric Whitlock yelled to a line of police officers on South Florissant Road, in front of the Ferguson Police Department. When a grand jury decided Monday not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the news triggered fresh confrontations between protesters and police in the tense Missouri city. While most of the demonstrators peacefully protested on the streets, some smashed the windows of a police cruiser and set another on fire.”