FERGUSON (Worthy News)– U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson to lead the investigation into the shooting. It was revealed that Darren Wilson, the police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun. Meanwhile, Community elders and the clergy were credited with helping to bring "a different dynamic" to protests in this St. Louis suburb, police said as fewer arrests took place.
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Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source – Fox News
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com.
'Different Dynamic' to Michael Brown Protests in Ferguson, Cops Say – NBC News
Community elders and the clergy were credited with helping to bring "a different dynamic" to protests in this St. Louis suburb, police said early Wednesday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who's in charge of security in Ferguson, said police responded to fewer incidents overnight. Although urine and bottles were thrown at officers and National Guard troops deployed in Ferguson, "there were no Molotov cocktails tonight, there were no shootings," Johnson told an early-morning press conference. At least 47 people were arrested – including one Texas man apparently for the third time – with some "agitators" hiding behind the media, he said. Police also received a death threat.
Special operations contractors to deploy 'high threat team' to Ferguson – Examiner
On Tuesday, the Missouri-based private security contractor Asymmetric Solutions, a company that hires former U.S. military special operators, said on Twitter that it intends to deploy what it called a "high threat team" to Ferguson.
"We've been to Baghdad, Kabul, KL, Manilla, Peshwar, Bogata," the company said. "Never guessed we would deploy a high threat team in our own city."
Eric Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson – Washington Times
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.
Holder's stop in Ferguson is deeply personal – USA Today
Attorney General Eric Holder flew to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as the nation's chief law enforcement officer leading an investigation into a police shooting.
Ferguson fury: In wake of Brown's death, psyche of community must be investigated, too – Fox News
The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., may or may not turn out to reveal prejudice by the officer, who may or may not have felt threatened and in danger when he shot Brown six times. But what it clearly reveals is the willingness of many in that community to break the law by assaulting police officers, destroying property and looting.
Adversaries seize chance to lecture U.S. on Ferguson unrest – Reuters
Governments scolded by the United States over their human rights records have seized on racial unrest and a police crackdown in the Missouri town of Ferguson to wag their fingers back in disapproval.
Adversaries and uneasy allies from Russia and Iran to China and Egypt have accused the United States of hypocrisy as images of police brandishing lethal weapons and tear-gassing protesters have been shown around the world.