A man and his dog are attempting to do what police have struggled to do all week — calm down the streets of Ferguson. St. Louis resident Jim Fisher tells National Review Online he hopes his dog will help calm things down.
While Missouri governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew starting tonight at midnight, protesters seem prepared to hold their ground for several hours to come. Chipotle workers have arrived in a van with free burritos and chips for the protesters, and another man has arrived with stacks of Little Caesars’ pizzas.
The protests appeared to be a flashpoint for racial tension earlier in the week, but now seem to have become a magnet for the opportunistic and bizarre.