Cops shot during Ferguson protest

Ferguson Riot 3-11-15By The Iowa Statesman


According to Reuters, two police officers were shot and wounded during a protest rally in Ferguson, MO, early on Thursday, hours after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing U.S. Justice Department report finding his force was rife with racial bias.

The shooting of the officers, who were in serious condition at a local hospital, comes after months of turmoil in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, triggered in August by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.