District Attorney Bob McCulloch ripped the media for their coverage of the Wilson case, resulting in media attacks on McCulloch immediately after the press conference. [Ferguson Prosecutor Robert McCulloch Gives Bizarre Press Conference, by Alana Horowitz, Huffington Post, November 24, 2014]
Also as expected, violence erupted following the verdict, with gunshots, smashed police cars, arson, assault, and looting simply some of the more vibrant festivities in Ferguson. The St. Louis County PD actually tweeted some of the more outrageous incidents as they happened, an interesting example of law enforcement pushing back against the media.
Police car burns in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/oHgIb6RMTN— FOX2now (@FOX2now) November 25, 2014
Barack Obama addressed the nation at 10PM, calling anger at the Grand Jury's decision "understandable." He also warned police to work "with the community, not against the community." He also praised Eric Holder's work in Ferguson, saying the Justice Department's team has "done some very good work." [Obama speaks on on the Ferguson Decision, by Matt Berman, National Journal, November 24, 2014]