Ferguson “protesters” gathered outside the Ferguson police station following the resignation of Chief Jackson. Shortly after midnight, someone shot two police officers. No one knows who fired, but it appeared the shots were fired directly at the officers.
The DOJ released a scathing report accusing Ferguson police of racism knowing it would reignite the nearly-burned out furor in Ferguson.
A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference. Both were taken to a hospital, where Belmar said they were conscious. He said he did not have further details about their conditions but described their injuries as “serious.”
They weren’t even Ferguson police officers.
You can hear the cries in the video when the shooting occurred.
There were about 60 to 70 protesters and their behavior prompted the police to send officers in riot gear.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters, “I’ve said many times we cannot sustain this without problems and that’s not a reflection of those expressing their first amendment rights. But this is a very dangerous environment for our officers to work in.”
At least three shots were fired and the wounds were “very serious”, Belmar said.
Some said the shots seemed to come from a small hill.
Prior to the shooting, “protesters” were chanting to show they weren’t satisfied with the resignation of Chief Jackson. Others were angry and potentially dangerous.
One protester said it was mostly peaceful until the shots rang out. Mostly peaceful?!?
If the participants were in the Tea Party, would it be described as mostly peaceful?
The acting head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division released a statement saying the U.S. government remains committed to reaching a “court-enforceable agreement” to address Ferguson’s “unconstitutional practices,” regardless of who’s in charge of the city.
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz wants Ferguson police disarmed.
The riots/protests were funded by George Soros among others and engineered by Barack Obama and Eric Holder.
The video of the shooting via Matthew Keys:
After the shooting, the leftists chanted this allegedly but there is no video of it to prove it or disprove it:
The chanting was utter nonsense. The only ones losing their freedom are the police and the normal people in Ferguson being subjected to these Soros-communist funded riots/protests which are based on a lie. They still have the hands up, don’t shoot posture.
This was one of the “chants”:
And another – “hands up, don’t shoot, stop this shit, we’re bullet proof”.
Don’t expect any words of comfort from the White House or calls to families of the officers.
After two police officers are shot, one protester said the cops are “trigger happy”.