Creating a Narrative of constant white racism and oppression has real consequences. Was there a direct link in these cases? Hard to say now, but suspicious that this uptick in violence is coming as protests begin again in Ferguson. And sadly, this is simply par for the course in many of the quasi war zones that used to be First World cities.
Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, which remains on edge after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer last month.
The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to peaceful protests occurring elsewhere in the city, police said, nor was it connected to a separate shooting involving an off-duty police officer in St. Louis early Sunday.
Neither officer received life-threatening injuries, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.
No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon, Police Sergeant Brian Schellman said.[As protests persist, suspects sought in shootings of two Missouri officers, Reuters, September 28, 2014]