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

  • jr

    is anybody shocked by what is happening? its getting boring, cant wait to hear what brilliant things Obama has to say.

    • The truth

      The “New Century Foundation” studies Federal crime reports, and found significant differences in crime ratio between races, verified by the FBI’s NCVS, National Crime Victimization Survey, and The Department of Justice’s UCR, Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Communication’s Division, 304-625-4995.

      They state emphatically that the Judicial System is not biased against minorities.

      Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

      Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

      Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

      The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.

      Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

      Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

      Blacks are seven times more likely to go to prison, Hispanics three times, and the reason is clear, because from 1980 to 2003 the US incarceration rate has tripled…

    • Jim Bob

      Another innocent Black teen has been killed while attacking a policeman. Let’s go steal some liquor, Bro.

    • Jarhead1970

      Barack would say “If had a son he would look like….” Blah blah blah… I guess none of the hundres of black kids shot in Chicago bare his resemblance. What about the white people? He is half white after all? Meanwhile he is in Marthas Vineyard golfing for the 3rd day in a row.

  • Things need to change!!!!

    Everyone here is posting about personal thoughts, and feelings about this situation. What about the family that has lost a loved one. Yes the crimes that were committed by the community were not justified by any means. Violence brings violence. Something needs to be done across the nation about young kids being killed. It seems like only one race is targeted and then later somehow justified. Let the tables be turned and I bet the officer responsible would be prosecuted to the fullest. Take a bite and chew for a while.

    • John smith

      Well it looks like everything the family was trying to do is now destroyed because degenerates went crazy and destroyed business. Now alot are gonna feel that the cop could be justified in what he did with the way some acted in the neighborhood But sorry this will overshadow a young mans death and people will think this cop didnt over react at all. It is absolute senseless crime against innocent all over again. They just guaranteed that no business will reopen now cause they cant trust the community to not rob them.

    • Rachel

      Yeah, well the violent looters beating people up and stealing should have thought about the ramifications of their actions on the Mike Brown case. Oh yeah! The looters AREN’T on Mike’s side! They just want to steal stuff and burn it! Now everyone cares less about the victim, Mike, and more about the violence left behind and the countless OTHER victims.

    • Joe

      “Everyone here is posting about personal thoughts, and feelings about this situation.” – Yeah, it’s a blog…. Get over yourself. “What about the family that has lost a loved one.” – They obviously didn’t teach this youngster about jumping a cop and the consequences. “Violence brings violence.” – ONLY in “certain” communities….Just speaking the truth…. “Something needs to be done across the nation about young kids being killed.” – Yeah, it’s called getting to the root of the problem….lack of parental skills, fatherless homes, hip-hop culture, everyone OWES me mentality, black gangs, lack of discipline and drive to achieve life goals. “It seems like only one race is targeted and then later somehow justified.” – Give me more examples than Travon and Mike….. “Let the tables be turned and I bet the officer responsible would be prosecuted to the fullest.” – Doubtful…. He would probably be justified if an alien jumped him, and reads a lot like your personal thought …. “Take a bite and chew for a while.” I did, it’s airy… A lot like cotton candy. Light and no nutritional value.

  • oliwayne

    The right-wingnuts who are posting on this story should be out there doing the same thing. You poor bas*!#d$. Most of you are a stones throw awe from irreversible poverty and you continue to support the crimes committed by our government against black people and poor people. It’s only your white skin that your hiding behind because we all know that’s only reason you feel the way to you do is because of your white skin. Many of you think you’re intelligent, but really you’re as dumb as a bag of rocks. You support your oppressors without question. You have been “Stockholmed” to the point that you don’t recognize your pitiful condition. Because you are white, you’re bred to support anything that doesn’t look like you, smell like you, think like you, etc. The really sad thing is you feel you are still a step above black people. Most of you posting are probably barely employed, getting food stamps or some other kind of government assistance, and lacking in education. You probably call yourselves Christians. Your plight is only different because you have better access to a “birthright” that you have been dispossessed of because you just follow your dark history of false superiority. You need to liberate yourselves from the imprisonment of your mind.

    • Rachel

      This is the same ignorance that probably motivated all those looters to go around committing crimes, stealing and beating people up.

    • sellerslou

      “The right-wingnuts who are posting on this story should be out there doing the same thing.” – Wrong Wayne, we are civilized…. We wait for the truth to come out. “Most of you are a stones throw awe from irreversible poverty and you continue to support the crimes committed by our government against black people and poor people.” – Wrong Wayne…. You keep voting for the ilk that is binding the poor and black to slavery, others just pay their salaries after the poor and black are duped into putting them in power. “It’s only your white skin that your hiding behind because we all know that’s only reason you feel the way to you do is because of your white skin.” – So now we are racist because of our skin…… You are a degenerate. “Many of you think you’re intelligent, but really you’re as dumb as a bag of rocks. You support your oppressors without question. You have been “Stockholmed” to the point that you don’t recognize your pitiful condition. Because you are white, you’re bred to support anything that doesn’t look like you, smell like you, think like you, etc. The really sad thing is you feel you are still a step above black people. Most of you posting are probably barely employed, getting food stamps or some other kind of government assistance, and lacking in education. You probably call yourselves Christians. Your plight is only different because you have better access to a “birthright” that you have been dispossessed of because you just follow your dark history of false superiority. You need to liberate yourselves from the imprisonment of your mind.” ….. You are lost son. You need to liberate yourself from everything including this blog site fool.

  • EdgarPoe

    Sub and non humans did this horrible looting and burning. Dr Martin Luther King must is so embarrassed and ashamed! I’ve NEVER see white races do this type of stuff. (why would any tourist risk life and limb to visit here?)

    • no

      white races have done worse shit. i’m not excusing the fact that this is horrible to begin with, but whites have killed and raped and kidnapped more than we have

      • Really

        Really, why point a finger in another direction. Why make this about black and white. You are ignorant. The loss of life is terrible, but doesn’t justify going out and breaking the law. All this has done is disgrace this young man and his familly.

  • MARE

    I will never understand why people resort to looting and more violence when terrible things happen. The tragic death of Michael Brown is horrific and definitely needs to be investigated, however, what does looting solve? You are so angry about the POLICE shooting an unarmed man, so destroying local businesses and committing crimes and acts of violence against your fellow neighbors, and complete strangers is your answer? All that has been done with this overnight looting is taken the time of the authorities OFF of the investigation of Michael Brown’s shooting and re-directed it to address all of the crime associated with the looting. Not to mention these poor business owners who now have no means of making money and supporting their families. As sensless and tragic as the shooting of Michael Brown is, so is the ignorance and selfishness of those who chose to go out and loot. If it were my family member that was shot, I would be greatly saddened and angry that this is the way my community chooses to respond to his/her death, as the family of Michael Brown udoubtedly are. What a sad day.

  • ciera

    STOP MAKING STL LOOK BAD OR BLACKS LOOK ALL VIOLENT THEY AINT SNITCHES N STOP SAYN SO MUCH N REALIZE WERE THIS NEWS BUILDING LOCATED #STL WE WANT JUSTICE THAT LIL BOY DYING IS WATS WRONG NOT THE RIOT THEY GOT INSURANCE!!

    • Marc Smith

      Because of this looting their new insurance rates just caused this business to reach the non profitable point. Ask an insurance agent how these things work. Time to pull up stakes and leave the war zone behind.

    • Rachel

      They deserve to be robbed because a young man was killed and they have insurance?! Seriously! Grow up. The young man’s own family doesn’t support the violence BECAUSE THIS IS HURTING THEIR CASE. This is not how you win a war.

    • sellerslou

      Ciera….. Maybe we should come to your house and “F” it up, because we think you have insurance. Post your address and we can steer that mob towards your sect. 8 hut.

  • Phil Janovick

    >>> INTERESTING<<< According to Casenet, this unarmed teen has been charge with Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD
    Next Charge/Judgment
    Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD
    Next Charge/Judgment
    Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD
    Next Charge/Judgment
    Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD Of course his Juvenile record is unavailable and he hasn't been 18 for all that long WHY IS THE NEWS PORTRAYING HIM A S A GOOD KID

    • Bridget

      I thought he might have have had a record, his momma said it all on the news “It took all I had to make him
      graduate” yeah, cause his a$$ was a bad kid that turned into a bad dead kid!!

  • Don Kaiser

    To Betsey Bruce: You did one helluva job last night. Your poise and veteran presence was all the more noticeable when you finally got a break and your replacement took over. It was like watching Lesley Stahl pitch to Jillian from Family Guy. You’ve been on TV here as long as I can remember and it is obvious you still got it. Bravo!

  • Gabe

    I am a white man living in a small farming community in Illinois so I don’t always understand inner city issues. Maybe someone can help me with this. Last year a police officer shot and killed a friend of mine. My friend was an idiot who answered his door brandishing a shotgun and did not comply when police told him to drop the weapon. My friend screwed up and the officer did what he was trained to do. Case closed. Did the members of my community go out and loot the Piggly Wiggly, steal tractors from the John Deere dealership or burn the local feed store to the ground? Nope.

      • sellerslou

        No, but it sure sounds like he jumped the cop then struggled to take his firearm…… Sounds more like green apples and red apples. Now how about looting in my neighborhood? I need the reason to help the national debt decline.

  • Diego Flores

    I think everyone is missing the point….A law officer used poor judgment and it ended in tragedy. This is a protocol issue not a race issue. The police dept needs to reassess the hiring and training process of their officers. On the other side the parents though they lost a loved one obviously weren’t model parents. everything else that happened was an excuse to destroy someone else’s property who had nothing to do w/the incident itself. In these situations ignorance speaks the loudest and the voices of reason are overshadowed. This is what happens when the school system is subpar and kids aren’t afforded equal opportunity. It’s not far A kid living in Clayton and goes to a public school has better opportunity than a kid going to a public school in Ferguson. WE NEED A STL COUNTY PD AND MAYOR no more villages municipalities etc. this is ridiculous

    • Buck O'Famagh

      No, it’s a criminal issue. A teenage thug went up against a cop who took the threat seriously. It’s a shame they raise children with no morals or values in the AA community. This is an example of how it turns out.

    • irirfkfkiifrkl dirkldirkl

      because it’s too scary.

      now just ignore that thing in the bill of rights that says you already have the right to own any sort of weapon, including a machine gun.

      ignore that part about “shall not be infringed” so we can pass laws that say you can’t have certain types of guns because they are too short, or too cheaply made, or hold too many rounds, or can fit in your pocket.

  • Jesse Jackson and brother AL !!!

    When are we going to wake up. Wait till the government stop giving them all there phones, food, cars, free schools and everything else they think that we owe them. Here we go again. The media will blame all the white people.
    These pucks don’t care about nothing, shoot one of them and they are aloud to destroy other people stuff. It really is sad that we can’t just shoot them as they are looting !!!!

  • Rachel

    Stop giving the violent protestors media coverage, that’s what they want is attention. As for the ACLJ, if violence breaks out, that peaceful assembly no longer exists, and officers die as well in the line of duty. People are always quick to make stuff about race. Sheesh. You’ve all already decided who’s guilty and who’s not! WHO is actually asking for justice – or is it revenge and a hate crime? No one even knows what happened that night, if they did, they’d be speaking up. The violence is not going to get ANYONE to your cause, and claiming you will get shot because you’re black isn’t going to make anyone side with you. It makes you look ignorant.

  • Buck O'Famagh

    When there’s a hurricane, the AAs steal stuff. When there’s a tornado AAs steal stuff. When their BB team wins the championship AAs steal stuff. When their team loses the championship, AAs steal stuff. When a teenage criminal gets shot by a cop, the AAs steal stuff. When a AA teenager gets shot by another AA teen, they do nothing. I can only conclude that an AA teen getting shot is not a problem. It’s only a problem when the shooter is white and then is an excuse for thievery.

  • Rex

    WHY is the Socialist Semite Democrat Media hiding his incredibly long felony record…..IF like his momma said “an he never did nuthin to nobody”

  • Bridget

    If he pushed the cop, which is assault, then struggled with him in the police car, the cop had every right to shoot. A cop can’t let his gun be taken. Now if the kid was out of the car facing the cop with his hands up when shot, the cop should be in prison. 2 different versions so far so who knows. I do know that this is not an excuse to loot stores in your neighborhood which seems to be the standard operating procedure in these neighborhoods. Looters can legally be shot during a state of emergency which should be declared in that neighborhood.

  • Nat Sirius

    @Phil…. The information randomly being posted about a criminal history is INCORRECT. That Michael Brown lives in Troy, and was born in 1997, which would make him 17 (possibly still 16, depending on when his birthday is). The young man who died on Saturday was 18. Please check the “Parties and Attorneys” tab to verify year of birth before you post information like this.

  • stacey

    Someone please explain how looting and burning down gas stations is going to bring back the life of this young man……….

  • George Archibald

    Justice? That is the mantra of these looters? Well, I have some justice. Let’s treat the looters the way looters were treated in New Orleans.Shoot them as the enter the store and leave the bodies lay until the riot has passed. This is justice. These animals are using this excuse as a reason to steal and destroy. How are these businesses involved in this action? They are not, yet they are having their livelihood ruined by these pathetic losers that society would be far better off without. Authorize deadly force and clean house. A body in the doorway is usually enough deterrent for the next looter and there is no shame in leaving a dead scavenger as a warning.

  • Gabriel

    This looting is absolutely absurd. These people looting don’t care about the young man shot. This is just an excuse to loot because of the so called racism of the police.

  • Brett Holden

    Give me a break! This family is going to milk this for eternity. He was just another thug that did not deserve to walk on this earth. Black areas are just a breeding ground for crime, murder and disgust! Any business in Ferguson would BE SMART to pack up and leave that area and move to an all white area!!!

  • Brett Holden

    Here they go again… Pulling the pitiful me saga again. This race card game is getting old. Get a job, go to school, pull up your pants and GET A LIFE!!! White people don’t want you here anyway!! America would be a hell of a lot better if it was all white!!!!

  • Brandyn

    For all the individuals that are blaming the police officer make sure you have all the facts correct before you act as though the teen was the victim in this situation. Blacks need to stop playing the victim and take responsibiliy for the actions that have been taken.

  • Karen Stogner

    A little reality check. I don’t care if your are black, white, Hispanic, Asian, or green with purple polka dots, if you get into a physical struggle or fight with a police officer, you will probably get shot whether or not you have a weapon. This young man may have been shot because the other teen wanted to have a physical interaction with the officer and try to get his weapon. It would devastate me if this happened to my son, but if he attacked the officer, I would have to live with the knowledge he did it to himself. It does not matter because we are moms and love them unconditionally.
    To the mother of this young man, I am very sorry for your loss. I am even more sorry his vigil was ruined by those who wanted to use his vigil as an excuse to commit criminal acts. Your son derserved better behavior from them. What they did was shameful and disgraceful.

    • sellerslou

      Yeah disgraceful, but the mobs mentality was right on par with Michael Brown’s mentality…. What more do you expect?

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