VID: Ferguson Protestors React to Michael Brown Security Footage


"Ferguson Protestors React to Michael Brown Robbery Footage," produced by Zach Weissmueller and Paul Detrick. About 3 minutes. Original release date was August 15, 2014 and original writeup is below.

This morning, Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson revealed security footage showing that Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by police officers in Ferguson, MO, may have committed a "strong arm" robbery against a convenience store owner. The chief later acknowledged that the officer who shot Brown was not aware of the robbery at the time of the incident. 

Reason TV talked with protesters in front of a burned-out QuikTrip that looters destroyed earlier this week. Most saw little reason that the new information should dampen their outrage towards the police, and some even justified the destruction of private property as necessary and effective in garnering attention for their cause.