FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- One woman said she saw law and order break down for yet another night in Ferguson. But, she said she also saw a breakdown in fair media coverage of the protest following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9.
Morgan Bradley said she saw several posts by media outlets that showed people standing with their hands up trying to protect local businesses. Bradley said she knew for a fact that those people were protestors.
“But under their names, I saw the word ‘looters’,” said Bradley, who works with anti-racism group called HateBreakers.
“At that point the people had to police themselves,” The police stood by and watched.”
She said police later left the scene.
Bradley also added the community’s atmosphere changed from the relative peacefulness of Thursday night after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced that Brown was a robbery suspect just minutes before he was shot and killed by Officer Wilson.
“Shoplifting is not punishable by death,” Bradley said.