The Ferguson protests which seemed to calm down have fired up all over again after police shot a black teenager who they say was armed, but family says just had a sandwich. And nothing earns the sympathy of Americans like burning our flag, so they did that too.
Here’s a vine of the flag-burning:
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Here’s more on the case from Fox Now St. Louis:
Vonderrit Deondre Myers, 18, was fatally shot Wednesday by an off-duty St. Louis police officer, Myers’ attorney, Peter Cohen, said Thursday.
Dotson says while working security, the officers` attention was drawn to three African-American males near Shaw and Klemm. When the officer turned around in his car to approach the group, the young men started to run. The officer decided to follow the group in his car. After exiting his vehicle, he ran after a suspect through a gangway. That`s when the three suspects came together again.
According to the chief, one suspect approached the officer in an aggressive manner. The officer told him to stop and surrender but the suspect kept coming at the officer. The two began to fight. The suspect`s hooded sweatshirt came off and he started running up a hill. At that point, the officer noticed the 18-year-old with a 9 millimeter handgun. Dotson says the suspect turned around and fired three shots at the officer. The officer fired back, shooting and killing the suspect.
The suspect’s 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. The weapon was reported stolen on September 26th.
This case seems much less suspect that the Michael Brown shooting, but at this point, protesters will yell and scream over any excuse.