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Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 11, 2014 at 9:24 a.m.

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A large crowd gathers at the candlelight vigil, Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A few thousand people crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer. The candlelight vigil Sunday night was for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died a day earlier. Police say he was unarmed.

FERGUSON, Mo. — A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.

Streets in Ferguson upended Sunday night were relatively quiet early Monday. Some debris littered the area but crowds had dispersed. Police did not respond to calls by The Associated Press asking for details of arrests, law enforcement and violence in the unrest.

The tensions erupted after a candlelight vigil Sunday night for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday in a scuffle with an officer. The investigation into what led to the shooting was ongoing.

Several businesses were looted, including a check-cashing store, a boutique and a small grocery store. People took items from a sporting goods store and a cellphone retailer, and carted rims away from a tire store. Some climbed atop police cars as the officers with riot shields and batons stood stoic nearby, trying to restrict access to the most seriously affected areas.

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said there were no reports of injuries as of about 11 p.m. But there were scattered reports of assaults into the very early morning. Pat Washington, a spokesman for Dooley, said tear gas had been used. Authorities would not immediately confirm media reports of gunfire.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.

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KCSAP says... August 11, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

Jimmy Carter part deux.

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AmericasDoomed says... August 11, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

He was shot while scuffling with an officer. Not a good idea if you don't want to get yourself killed. They usually don't need much of a reason to loot anyway.

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Packman says... August 11, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Everyone needs to reserve judgment until more facts are known about the young man's death.
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Hey AmericasDoomed - I'm not defending lawlessness, but who's the "they" of which you speak that need little reason to loot?

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dman says... August 11, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

TV reports last night said the youth was trying to get ahold of the officer's gun.

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Bryan14 says... August 11, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.

Why would they need to steal rims, shoes and beauty supplies at a vigil, unless they were losers from the beginning, it's like in New Orleans when there was no power, people were stealing TVs, just makes the excuse why no one cares about cop shootings when all you see on the news are people stealing from businesses that had nothing to do with what happened, just pathetic.

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tesbrown1101071440 says... August 11, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

I agree, what until all the facts are out/publicized. But in the meantime, I can understand people getting upset, but to freaking loot and cause civil unrest! If white folks did it they would call it a KKK meeting!

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Dontsufferfools says... August 11, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

KCSAP, Doomed, dman, you've done the impossible. You make packman sound reasonable. He must still be in the throes of James Taylor's awesome humaneness.

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dman says... August 11, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.

I just stated a fact as heard on the news last night, DSF. You got a problem with that?

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Packman says... August 11, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

Hey DSF - Conservatives as a whole are a most reasonable lot, if you would only take time to notice. Conservatives tend to be very opinionated as well and eschew political correctness. That is why stating the obvious is so unnatural to libs like you.

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ThinkFree says... August 11, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

"They shot my neighbor"......let's steal a TV!!

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