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Police use tear gas on Ferguson protestors

State Senator To Ferguson Police:
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.

Police also used smoke bombs Wednesday night, after directing people to go home. Helicopters circled overhead and smoke hung in the air.

St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said he had no immediate information about the situation.

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

Police had asked earlier that all people who assemble do so in "an organized and respectful" manner and disperse before evening.

Demonstrations earlier Wednesday were peaceful.

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DJ August 13 2014 at 11:46 PM

this is the typical response in a black community when things "appear" to not go their way, riots and looting and such, i would bet 95% of these clowns did not know the kid nor care, just taking advantage of a situation to loot and rampage. just let the facts bear it out, like the zimmerman case, yeah zimmerman isn't someone you take home to meet the family, but the facts and evidence did bear out he acted in self defense, and partly because another kid reacted violently to the situation.....kids today just react wrong to authority and their elders and show no respect, but want respect in return and have'nt even been on this earth long enough to earn any.........

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impactvqi August 13 2014 at 11:39 PM

will i be gassed again like the other night, yea if you act like a fool, they should shoot looters

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aljoramaggio August 13 2014 at 11:48 PM

Note as Molotov cocktails are tossed, computers hacked, store looted, and tear gas canisters thrown, big Al Sharpton is nowhere in sight.

Stirred the pot, het everyone up, then quit town for a nice dinner, and a cozy room away from the action, at an upscale hotel chain, at least several towns away.

You won't see his $2,000 suits sullied - oh no!

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John Roberson August 13 2014 at 11:46 PM

and reporter if you are amongst those throwing Molotov cocktails or rocks, do not be surprised if you are gassed, stupid!!!!!!!!!

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John Roberson August 13 2014 at 11:49 PM

How long have the policemen been on the force and what are the test requirements and how many blacks apply for the force, and why don't you stupid reporters ask the real questions.

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ray66f August 14 2014 at 2:21 PM

you can't use tear gas in a war zone but you can on american citizens

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gbush1214 August 14 2014 at 3:12 PM

Change a few names and the date, and this very same story has been unfolding all my life. I am 70.
When will we ever learn?

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John Roberson August 13 2014 at 11:51 PM

kill cops is a direct threat, reporter if you do not get it

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belmarbeds August 14 2014 at 12:16 AM

Remember the LA riots. , that is what they are trying to prevent.Why is no one listening to the mother about not doing, or handling this in a manner of non violence. Wait for the answears. They will come out. Theseviguils are to be spiritual. The media is crap. Making things ugly. They always do. If I here one more ummmm or ahhhh from these reporters, that alone makes me understand their training. Ansd ummm is another one. Shut up and get back to school. A young man died and you are not helping. Their kind of like fire wood. Lies and oppinions. UMMMMMM you know what I mean...Sam Slow down everyone and pray. No VIOLENCE does not bring peacefull out come. Llets wait for answears...Pray. Talk...Come up with another answears.

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djeaninew1066 August 13 2014 at 11:29 PM

They are lucky that the police are not executing the looters. You can get over tear gas. a bullet - not so much.

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