Ferguson learns valuable lesson: Don't announce bad news at night

Written by Lyndon

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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Asked if he would've set this fire at 7 a.m. this morning instead of last night in the dark, Wally McNye said, "No."

Ferguson, Mo. - Businesses were ablaze and bullets flew overhead throughout the night in Ferguson as officials chose the late evening as the best time to announce that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Rather than wait until sunrise when it would've been easier to spot people setting fire to a dozen buildings and police cars, looting stores, and hurling bottles and batteries at policemen, authorities felt that 9 p.m. Eastern Time was as ripe a time as any.

St. Louis County prosecutor Macaulay Roberts said in a statement that authorities had underestimated how many people would actually stay up late to hear the verdict.

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