Businesses damaged following violence over Mike Brown’s death

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil.

Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri teen who was shot by a Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed.

Around 8:30pm protesters on West Florissant became aggressive and St. Louis County tactical units were called.

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By 10pm,  St. Louis County Police had called for more assistance from all surrounding municipalities including St. Louis City and the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The QuikTrip convenience mart on West Florissant was looted and set on fire.

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Michael Brown's family is now speaking out against the violence and has said they will not have any more rallies.

In a statement, a family member said,

"I just want everyone to know and understand that the stealing and breaking in stores is not what  Mike would want, it is very upsetting to me and my family. Our family didn't ask for this but for justice and peace.... Please let my family grieve in Peace in stop the violence in the street tonight, we don't want this happening when we protest for justice for my cousin Mike Brown, please get this message out to the people that the Mike Brown family do not want this."

At least a dozen other businesses were looted:

The looted businesses include:

  • Zisser Tire and Auto
  • AutoZone
  • Quik Trip
  • Family Dollar
  • Walmart
  • Footlocker
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Walgreens
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Taco Bell
  • Sprint Store
  • KMart
  • DTLR
  • Phillips 66
  • Meineke

Police were able to get a handle on the looting around 1:30am but a command post will remain on scene in Ferguson, MO.

280 comments

  • Don Skeeter Norton

    Why is it only the black RACE will riot and tear shit up when they want to and then claim RACISM??? These Idiots tearing up stuff looting and rioting setting places on fire just show how stupid they really are.

  • Julie

    What is wrong with these people? Why are they destroying their community? The owners of these businesses and the people who work there had absolutely nothing to do with the murder of (innocent victim) Michael Brown…One man and one man alone shot and killed Michael Brown…He alone is to blame and he alone shall be punished…These looters are precipitating even more innocent victims and turning this incident into a senseless war that is going to cost the city and raise taxes to pay for the damage. Think people! If you hit me with a baseball bat I am going to hit you back (eventually)…What I am not going to do is take it out on Quick Trip! That destructive behavior makes absolutely no sense…The murder of Michael Brown makes no sense…But 2 wrongs don’t make a right! Do these idiots think they deserve revenge more than Michael Brown’s grieving Mother???

  • Just a dude

    Look at all them black peoples acting a fool! Why, what is this going to do to help anything? They got rims last night, have to go back and get some tires to fit them tonight, lol. Oh and a bottle of ChamPipple to drank!

  • A Mom

    If the people of the Ferguson / Florissant area care about their children and their community, they will watch the videos carefully and if they see someone they recognize, turn them in if this behavior is not what you want.

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