Ferguson protesters taunt police as two cops are led off with ‘serious’ injuries following shooting

Two police officers have been shot outside the police headquarters in Ferguson where the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer sparked a wave of angry protests across the U.S. last year.

Gunfire erupted during protests following the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson late last night as angry scuffles broke out between officers and the public.

He has been widely criticized from the outset for the aggressive police response to Michael Brown protests and many felt he should have resigned soon after Brown’s death.

A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said.
Both were taken to hospital, where Belmar said they were conscious, but described their injuries as ‘serious’ without giving further details.

‘These police officers were standing there and they were shot, just because they were police officers, he added.

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  • David Murrell

    This morning I clicked on the CNN web page report on this, to get their televised report on the shootings. As usual, CNN, like other news web pages, “bundled” other, previous reports on the Ferguson situation along with the five minute report. The other reports I listened to were shrieking anti-police reports by black CNN reporters, whipping up the frenzied anti-police hatred.

    So it was interesting listening to all the reports taken together. CNN has been in the lead, whipping up the anti-police hate. A lot of this has been spewing out of late.

    • When certain parties believe they can and should target the police, these very instigators of televised public frenzy will wonder where the cops are when their cars are being overturned.

      F— you, CNN et al.

    • Surele Surele

      police lives don’t matter… obviously to some.

  • Clink9

    This is all the “Hope And Change ” Obama promised when first elected POTUS.

    He hoped he could change America into a 3rd world dirt hole like where he spent years as a kid.

    • Watch as he blames cops and white people who aren’t his wealthy white grandparents.

      He is going to be a real SOB in these last two years.

    • Surele Surele

      He has almost reached his goal. Counting days…

  • WalterBannon

    “White lives don’t matter”

    hope and change you can believe in.

  • Xavier

    Charge Obama and Holder as accessories and for inciting violence.

    • Freedom

      The words “Justice Department” are a joke under Eric Holders leadership

  • Exile1981

    ‘These police officers were standing there and they were shot, just because they were police officers, he added.

    Nope your wrong, they were shot because they are white, the cop thing is just an added benefit to the hoodlums and scum who did this.

  • Exile1981

    I’ve been thinking about these two shootings and here is what I have come up with. I’m hoping someone with more firearms experience can comment on my analysis.

    1) The police say the shots where from at least 150 yards away. This implies it wasn’t a handgun as that would be long range, so most likely a rifle.

    2) The one officer was a facial hit and the other was a shoulder shot. I’m going to assume the first was an aimed shot as a head shot isn’t easy and the second shot was a follow up shot with less aim time.

    3) It appears there is only one shooter.

    4)Neither office died instantly from the shots, so that seems to imply that neither round was from a high power rifle like a 30-06 or a 308 with expanding hunting rounds.

    5) So I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was a smaller caliber rifle of say under 30 cal.

    Now that I got that far my next though was crap. It’s going to turn out to be 223 and green tip ammo and the ATF will use this to reverse last weeks reversal on the banning of said 223 ammo.

  • The Goat

    Oh, so is this why cops have to wear bullet-proof vests and scary-looking riot gear?