Ferguson Police Chief Releases New Info That Turns Michael Brown Shooting Case On Its Head

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By B. Christopher Agee.

Following a vigil held Sunday for the black teen shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer the previous day, widespread violence and looting plagued the city, instigated by those upset by incident.

Since then, without details regarding what precipitated the 18-year-old’s death, numerous sources have attempted to convict the officer – and his department – in the court of public opinion. Reports indicate the New Black Panthers traveled to Ferguson to pass out a list of “demands,” which include identifying the officer responsible and charging him with murder.

The group also reportedly wants to see “the racial composition of the Ferguson Police Department” more accurately “reflect the racial demographics of the community.”

As Fox News contributor Todd Starnes noted, Barack Obama spoke out on behalf of Brown and his family but “did not release a statement offering sympathy to the police officer who was allegedly attacked” or “to the business owners whose stores were burned and looted.”

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Ferguson Police Department Implores Protesters To Gather Only During Daylight

By CBS St. Louis/AP.

The police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight.

Ferguson has been the site of nightly protests and unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed during a confrontation with an officer on Saturday.

In a news release issued Wednesday, the department asked that all people who assemble to pray or protest do so in “an organized and respectful” manner and disperse well before evening to ensure the safety of participants and the community.

“The City of Ferguson mourns the loss of Michael Brown’s life that occurred of Michael Brown’s life that occurred this past Saturday,” the statement read. “We understand members of our community, and those nationwide, are grieving with us. We have worked diligently to provide an opportunity for our residents to both grieve and voice frustrations through prayer vigils and peaceful protests.”

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