What's going on?
Black Lives Matter
People are rioting because police are using an excessive amount of force on unarmed people.
People are rioting because police are using excessive amount of force and have fatally wounded many people.
What Happened In Ferguson? : Cause And Effect
What Happened In Ferguson?
As news of this case spread "The decision not to indict Mr. Wilson set off a wave of anger among those who had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department. As the day continued, buildings and vehicles were set on fire. Also, people hurled rocks at the parked police cruisers(NY Times).
Another Day, Another Sickening New Video Of Police Brutality
On July 7, the video of the confrontation showed Thomas Jennings standing in a convenience store raising his hands in surrender. As a police officer approached with a baton in one hand, he pushed him back with the other, while a second police officer rushes in and starts punching Jennings in the head. They handcuffed him, while one officer hits him in the back with a baton and uses his elbow to drive Jennings face into the counter. (Vicens,1)
South Carolina officer is charged with murder of Walter Scott
The South Carolina Law Enforcement division, the states criminal investigate body, began an inquiry into the shooting. The F.B.I and the Justice Department, which has opened an surprising amount of civil rights investigations into the police departments under Mr. Holder, were investigating the unacceptable tragedy. (Schmidit, 2)