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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:37 AM

The man overseeing Ferguson's public relations convicted of reckless homicide in Tennessee in 2006

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Tensions boiled over in Ferguson, Mo. when police clashed with protesters Thursday night, hours after the city's police chief apologized in a video to the family of the teenager shot and killed last month."

The protest was interrupted by a melee with cops, and a video from St. Louis Public Radio showed officers in riot gear tussling - and in one instance using a shield to knock over a bicyclist. There are reports of multiple arrests.

"Every person that has worked for weeks trying to keep the peace is walking around upset and feeling like whatever happens next is justified!" Tweeted protestor Charles Wade. "We are hurt. Tonight was a blatant betrayal. I have no sympathy or empathy for any of the police out here. Not one. #Ferguson"

The latest violence comes two days after two businesses suffered damage as anger simmered over the destruction of the makeshift memorial to Brown, which burned down under suspicious circumstances.

Also Thursday, a report claims the man overseeing Ferguson's public relations in the wake of the Brown shooting once shot and killed an unarmed man."

Devin Sean James, 32, began working for the city two weeks after the Aug. 9 shooting, helping officials handle the media crush and PR backlash. But James was convicted of reckless homicide in Tennessee in 2006, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

James was behind the police chief's video apology. In it, Jackson said protesters had a right to peacefully assemble. Those words didn't match the scene on Ferguson's streets a few hours later."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ferguson-police-protestors-clash-chief-apologizes-article-1.1953554






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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:49 AM

1. You have got to be kidding me

"Also Thursday, a report claims the man overseeing Ferguson's public relations in the wake of the Brown shooting once shot and killed an unarmed man."



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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:45 AM

3. I went to bed and got back up to make sure I was reading this right

This is Twilight Zone material.

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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:48 AM

4. I'm tired, too.


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