Protests In Ferguson Mark Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown's Killing
Update: On Monday afternoon, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger issued a state of emergency after protests in Ferguson turned violent.
A night of mostly peaceful protests were marred when a young man, who police say opened fire on undercover officers last night, was shot and is in critical condition.
The shooting happened after two groups of people exchanged fire near where hundreds were marking the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, with a peaceful protest. St. Louis County Police Chief, John Belmar, said that those who were shooting “were criminals, they weren’t protestors.”
Just a few hours later, very early this morning, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old walking near the Michael Brown memorial were wounded in a drive-by shooting.
Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to Jowcol “Boogie D” Dolby, a DJ and program director for two St. Louis radio stations, Hot 104.1 and Old School 95.5, about the protests, the shootings overnight, and how things have changed in Ferguson and St. Louis, one year on.
- Jowcol “Boogie D” Dolby, a DJ and program director for two St. Louis radio stations, Hot 104.1 and Old School 95.5. He tweets @boogied_.
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