The situation in Ferguson is blowing up again.
While there is evidence of civilians attacking and damaging buildings, there is also evidence of the police once again throwing large amounts of tear gas at peaceful protestors and nearby reporters. If memory serves (so much to keep an eye on — it’s starting to become a blur) a child suffered a direct hit from a tear gas canister.
I’ve been seeing reports of streetlights being turned out, to blind protestors and prevent people from capturing footage. An individual on the scene was livestreaming footage of the situation; a cop approached and literally threatened to shoot them if they didn’t turn off their camera light. That same livestream showed the use of LRADs — long-range audio devices, which are designed to deafen and disorient. LRADs can cause permanent hearing loss. The audio on that stream nearly blew my eardrums out of my fucking skull, and I’m halfway across the country; anyone actually on the scene would’ve been going through hell.