For more than 70 days, protesters have converged upon Ferguson, Missouri to seek justice for the police-shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.
Most of the ongoing unrest happens during the night time hours, although the protesters do hold a number of events during the day as well. In fact, Missouri State Senator, Jamilah Nasheed, was detained on Monday for allegedly standing in the middle of the street and blocking traffic near the Ferguson Police Department.
The continued unrest is mainly due to an indictment that has yet to be handed down to Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer accused of shooting Michael Brown.
As the investigation continues without a clear end in sight, new details were given to the The New York Times that show Michael Brown’s blood stains were on Officer Wilson’s uniform and his squad car. CNN collaborated these details with undisclosed law enforcement sources close to the case.
The magnitude of these new details depict how they could support Officer Wilson’s testimony that there was a struggle with Mr. Brown before he resorted to using deadly force.
Susan McGalla told CNN that the new revelations were possibly leaked at this point in order to create a broader strategy. “It could be really for, in part, a beneficial purpose, to start leading those community leaders and those leading the protests to believe that there won’t be an indictment,” said Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI Criminal Division.
Even with that possible strategy in place, one protester said on Monday, “If there is not an indictment, excuse my French, all hell is going to break loose.”