Violence continues to escalate in the city of Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the controversial decision by the grand jury to acquit Officer Darren Wilson of any wrong doing in the death of Michael Brown.
Rioting and looting tore through the community, as fires and gunshots rang out through the night.
It appears there was at least one death during the chaos, which St. Louis County Police are calling “suspicious.” Strangely, the body of the victim was discovered near the apartment complex where Michael Brown was fatally shot in August.
According to local sources, the victim was shot to death and set on fire.
From CBS St. Louis:
The St. Louis County Police Department released the following statement:
“The St. Louis County Police Department is on the 9400 block of Glenn Owen in Ferguson, MO, near the intersection of Windwood and Glenn Owen.
At approximately 9 a.m. today, a citizen reported that an unresponsive man was inside a parked vehicle at that location. Responding officers discovered a deceased male inside the vehicle.
No information on the identity of the man or additional information about the man, ownership of the car or circumstances leading up to the discovery. … Detectives from the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons are enroute to conduct the investigation.
This incident is currently being classified as a suspicious death and will remain so until evidence allows a different classification. No further information at this time.”
This is simply horrific.
No one should have to die such a horrible death. Hopefully this will be the last murder that comes out of the riots taking place in Ferguson.
While many may not agree with the grand jury’s decision in this case, there are far better nonviolent ways to express disagreement than participating in terrible activities like rioting and looting. Murdering someone in the heat of anger and passion is not a good way to make a case for racial equality.
Race relations in America is an important topic that deeply needs to be discussed, but in order to do so, political correctness must be set aside, especially if we want to come to real long-term solutions.
Let’s hope cooler heads begin to prevail in the Ferguson community before more innocent people lose their lives.
Courtesy of Young Cons