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Fatal police shooting of unarmed youth sparks protests in Missouri

Police Brutality
Police Brutality
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The police have been coming under siege across the United States due to rising complaints of police brutality. Most recently the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown sparked protests in Missouri reported NBC News on Aug. 10, 2014. There were shouts of "kill the police" among protesters after the fatal shooting of a black teenager in a predominantly black suburb north of downtown St. Louis in Ferguson, Missouri.

Desiree Harris, Brown's grandmother, says that she saw him running in her neighborhood on Saturday afternoon when she passed by him in her car. Than a short time later after she returned home she overheard some noise and went outside to check on it. That's when she found Brown's body. It has been confirmed by a spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, who is investigating the shooting, that a Ferguson police officer shot the man. There has been no official reason yet given for the shooting.

The police shooting of an unarmed black youth in Missouri has sparked very angry protests reports ABC News. The youth was killed at an apartment complex in Ferguson, Missouri. Aside from screaming "Kill the police" in confrontations with the police the demonstrators have expressed their outrage online. Photos of the deceased male laying face down in the street were included with many tweets.

The protests over the Missouri teen's death turned violent reports CBS News. Thousands of people participated in a vigil for the unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The protesters smashed car windows and carried away looted goods from stores in town on Sunday night.

The 18-year-old black man was shot multiple times on Saturday after he had a scuffle involving the police officer. Protesters looted a convenience store, a check-cashing store, a boutique, and a small grocery store. People were seen carrying away all kinds of things such as bags of food and toilet paper. In one scene the protesters were seen carrying bottles of alcohol out of a looted liquor store. Protesters were also seen standing on top of police cars and taunting police officers. This is all very sad as the streets of America are becoming as dangerous as the streets of Iraq.