FERGUSON CURFEW: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency and a curfew amid new Ferguson riots following the release of video by Police Chief Tom Jackson, showing unarmed black teen Michael Brown allegedly engaged in robbery incident at convenience store. He was shot 10 minutes later. The curfew runs from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. CDT.
# official says they want to “clear streets” so they can get to people if they get sick in middle of night. There were cases in which the police was unable to get to people in need of help last night due to the looting.
Why is it that the onus is on the residents to control their anger via curfews, but the police officer in question is protected.
This latest round of rioting and looting could have been avoided had Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson heeded the Department of Justice’s request not to release the video. But Jackson sought to frame the cop’s excessive use of force by tearing down the victim.