FERGUSON, MO — Ferguson, Missouri looks like a war zone. Violent protests erupted Monday night just minutes after it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Protesters are facing off with police officers, setting cruisers on fire, and burning buildings to the ground. Officers decked out in riot gear are using smoke bombs and pepper spray to clear the crowds. As of late Monday, it is not not working.
Ferguson isn’t the only city under fire. From New York City to Los Angeles, demonstrators are taking to the streets. New York’s police commissioner even got slapped with fake blood during a protest in Times Square.
The Brown family’s call for peace is falling on deaf ears.