Protests, Looting Break Calm In Ferguson, Missouri

(Ferguson, MO) — Ferguson, Missouri is a town on edge today after police clashed with protesters again overnight. Looters were also back in action following Thursday’s relative calm. Local business owner Mike Jacobs’ store was one of those hit — for the second time in a week.

Jacobs, who came to the U.S. from the Palestinian territories, says looting is absolutely not the right way to protest the death of Michael Brown. The unarmed African American teen was shot dead by a Ferguson police officer a week ago today. Police announced Friday that just prior to the shooting, Brown had allegedly been involved in a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store. Frustration built after the release of surveillance video from the robbery, with community activists quick to question why police would release that video, but not offer more details about the shooting of Brown.

Ferguson business owner Mike Jacobs says his store was hit by looters overnight.

Jacobs says no one was there to help protect his store from looters.

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