It's unclear whether the burned memorial to Mike Brown or some other event triggered the tension, but it seems to have flared around a broken window at a beauty salon.
September 23, 2014

Ferguson is a simmering pot that's about to boil over. Between the delay in delivering any justice for Darren Wilson and the early morning incineration of the memorial created for Brown while police stood by and waited for the fire department, there are a lot of unhappy people.

It's unclear how the memorial was destroyed, but police claim the presence of candles is the likely culprit. That raised my eyebrows, because we have memorials all over this town for people killed in accidents, cyclists run down, and more. All have candles, none have burned.

It looks like tonight's issues are de-escalating, but protesters are not going to go home with their tail between their legs, especially while idiots like Jim Hoft are out there blowing everything out of proportion.

Here are some of the tweets I've seen tonight:

Jim Hoft immediately leapt into the fray with the claim that looting was taking place.

Media outlets ran with it, before they retracted.

As an aside, it seems Ferguson residents decided they'd wear the bodycams, since the police consider it some sort of burden.

I'll update with any additional news.


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