"Hands Up, Don't Shoot:" Peaceful Protests Across the Country Last Night
As soon as Missouri police changed tactics, it seems, the atmosphere in Ferguson did too.
After four nights of heavy-handed police response, a missing-in-action governor and the general appearance of a war zone, things were much calmer in Ferguson, MO, Thursday night. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald Johnson was put in charge, and he pledged to strike a more respectful tone with protesters. It showed in the images that poured out of the small town north of St. Louis and other rallies around the country, many using the #NMOS14 hash tag to honor victims of police brutality.
How Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is spending his time in Ferguson. If you want peace STAND for peace pic.twitter.com/mrAqMg7PEJ— Miles Maker (@milesmaker) August 15, 2014