UPDATE: 11/24/2013 11:53pm EST
Locally owned businesses are destroyed by it's own town... such as a Market, storage unit
popular eatery, beauty salon, Lil Ceasers restaurant and Metro PCS looted and on fire. At this time no fire department putting fires out.
After leaving the public to wait hours upon hours for a verdict, at around 9:30pm EST the announcement was made that the jury found no indictment for Officer Darren Wilson in the
FERGUSON, Mo. — Police Officer Darren Wilson — the suburban St. Louis patrolman who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in early August - will not face criminal charges in the controversial shooting death, a grand jury has decided.
Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he shot the black 18-year-old multiple times in broad daylight on a residential street. The grand jury deliberated for months and Ferguson was rocked by violent protests in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
The decision was announced by prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch, who discussed the lengthy deliberation period of the grand jury citing consideration of differing witness reports as a one reason for the unusually long session.
Ahead of Monday's announcement, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made a plea for peace.
"Our shared hope and expectation is that regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint," he said.
Meanwhile, officials in Clayton stepped up security measures erecting barricades around the courthouse to prepare for possible protests. A Yahoo News reporter spotted members of the National Guard arriving in military vehicles. Several Ferguson-area schools have announced they will be closed Tuesday.
“The men and women of the National Guard also will be in the area to provide security at critical facilities like firehouses, police stations and utility substations, and offer logistical and transportation support as needed. This will free up law enforcement officers to do their jobs effectively," Nixon said.
Demonstrators gathered ahead of the announcement holding signs, chanting and honking car horns.
The 12-member St. Louis County grand jury — which included one black man, two black women, six white men and three white women — has been hearing testimony since Aug. 20 to determine whether there was probable cause that Wilson had committed a crime.
President Obama made a live statement within minutes of the verdict., calling for peaceful protests.
In too many parts of this nation there is a deep distrust between law enforcement and communities of color. "
But oddly enough, as the President asked the nation for peace, clouds of teargas from the police filled the streets from all angles.