The outrage amongst citizens in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t died down, as both Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton joined the community in Friday’s peaceful protests, occurring after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown.
Last night, things took another turn for the worst as armored vehicles returned to the St. Louis streets, and looters came out to the store that Michael Brown allegedly robbed before being shot down by officer Darren Wilson.
According to NBC News, the violent night followed a calm day of protests, with crowds getting rowdier after midnight. The site reports that after the protesters went home, the looters came out:
Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson confirmed that there was looting overnight at a convenience store where police said Brown was suspected of stealing cigars.
“There were 300 protesters last night, but the protesters went home and the looters came out,” Johnson said.
Tear gas was deployed and riot police moved in, with some locals forming lines to protect local businesses from looters. Three officers were injured overnight, with Johnson telling The Associated Press that rocks and other objects were thrown at police.
The violent scenes came as public anger flared again on Friday after police sought to clarify what happened in the moments before an officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Meanwhile, another woman is coming forward to reveal that she had a run-in with Officer Darren Wilson that left a bad taste in her mouth.
Don Lemon of CNN interviewed the anonymous woman, who told him that Wilson once told her to “shut the f*** up” and “sit the f*** down” as she was trying to wash mace out of her eyes. According to the woman, this occurred a month before the death of Michael Brown.
She told the outlet:
“I came outside and I was trying to pour milk in my eyes and Wilson told me if I poured milk in my eyes, I was going to be arrested,”
“And I was trying to tell him that my eyes were burning because I was maced, but he told me to ‘shut the F up.'”
“I was looking at his name tag and I was telling myself that I would never forget who he was and what he did to me,” said the woman. “And I prayed on it and I asked God to get revenge on him.”
Wilson’s name was released to the public yesterday, and no disciplinary action has been taken against him yet. We will keep you updated with the latest.