More Riots in Missouri After Teen's Fatal Shooting
18-year-old Michael Brown was reportedly unarmed when he was shot and killed
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2014 1:07 AM CDT
Marchers in downtown Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as they demonstrate at police headquarters against Saturday's police shooting of Michael Brown.   (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

(Newser) – The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., was the scene of another evening of rioting and unrest last night as largely young, black crowds faced off against a mostly white police force that reportedly responded with tear gas, reports the Los Angeles Times. But the family of slain teenager Michael Brown, 18, asked the community to remain peaceful so that no more lives will be lost. "No violence, just justice," his mother told reporters. While some demonstrators got down on their knees with their hands raised in symbolic surrender, others shouted, "We will stay out here as long as you are!" Some of the police did not appear to respond to the taunts, while others were caught on camera calling the protesters "animals," reports CNN.

Two very different stories have emerged surrounding the shooting of Brown, who was set to start technical college yesterday, two days after he was killed, reports CNN in another review of the details. While the police report suggests Brown, who'd been walking with a friend in the street, attacked an officer in his police car and tried to take his gun when the officer told him to use the sidewalk, witnesses say the officer fired after a verbal altercation and that as Brown turned away and fled he was shot once, then at least twice more after he put his hands in the air. Police have not disputed that Brown was unarmed. The police officer who shot him, a six-year veteran of the force, is on paid administrative leave. USA Today reports that one of Brown's last Facebook posts included the words: "if I leave this earth today, at least youll know i care about others more then I cared about my damn self." The FBI, meanwhile, has taken over the investigation.

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nofreedom
Aug 13, 2014 10:12 AM CDT
time for citizen vigilante justice against rogue cops.....?
shawnragan
Aug 12, 2014 8:01 PM CDT
The situation is exactly why our founding fathers made sure that as citizens, we have the right to peaceably protest when our government entities seem to be out of control. Hopefully, the truth will come out as a result. Although trusting the FBI, who took more than a year to find one of the major players in the attack on Benghazi and the deaths of 4 Americans, may not be smart. I know they worked hard to find the guy, as he had found a good hiding place at the outdoor coffee shop down the street. My issue is with the looting and destruction of local businesses. How is the destruction of your neighbors' business going to solve the wrongs of a dead young man? Too often, thieves use such events to cover their actions. Their exploitation of such tragedies for their own gains points out who really deserve to be shot.
Steven Kopp
Aug 12, 2014 7:11 PM CDT
Jut read though the comments. The one person said because there was no police video, they believe what some of the people say happened. In this day and age of cell phone video, nobody took video of the police executing this kid??