A white former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man who was shot to death during a 2011 high-speed chase, a verdict which stirred feelings of anger in the local community.

The blacks are PISSED OFF!

The decision was announced shortly before 9 a.m. Protesters took to the streets near the Civil Courts building at Market Street and Tucker Boulevard, demonstrating their opposition to the decision by throwing rocks, bricks, glass bottles and anything they could get their hands on at police officers.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens activated the National Guard after a judge acquitted former officer Jason Stockley. Local and state officials braced for violent protests similar to those that followed the 2014 fatal shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Today, Governor Eric Greitens took the initial steps to activate the Missouri National Guard in anticipation of possible events related to the Jason Stockley verdict.

“As Governor, I am committed to protecting everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully while also protecting people’s lives, homes, and communities. Taking the steps to put the Missouri National Guard on standby is a necessary precaution,” said Governor Eric Greitens.

The Missouri National Guard may be needed to help protect critical infrastructure and free up civilian law enforcement to protect people’s right to protest peacefully. These resources take time to get ready. The Missouri National Guard is preparing now to keep people safe.”

The Governor also released the following statement in response to the verdict in the case of Jason Stockley:

“We know this verdict causes pain for many people. We have been in touch with city and county officials, and the State of Missouri will continue to assist them. I’m committed to protecting everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully, while also protecting people’s lives, homes, and communities. For anyone who protests, please do so peacefully.”

Fox News reports that Stockley, 36, could have been sentenced to up to life in prison without parole for shooting 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith five times after a high-speed chase. He told the court he saw Smith holding a gun and felt he was in imminent danger.

Prosecutors, however, accused Stockley of planting the gun in Smith’s car after he was shot.

Stockley, 36, could have been sentenced to up to life in prison without parole. He left St. Louis’ police force in 2013 and moved to Houston.

Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., voiced his frustration after the verdict.

“You all know this ain’t right and you all continue to do this to us,” he told FOX2. “Like we don’t mean nothing, like we’re rats, trash, dogs in the streets. Right now, I‘m praying for my city because my people are tired of this.”

ABC reports that hundreds of protesters are marching through the streets of St. Louis after a white police officer was acquitted in the death of a black man.

It’s a diverse crowd that includes people of various races and ages. Lawmakers and ministers are among those who’ve joined the protesters.

Some of the protesters are openly carrying rifles, which is legal in Missouri. There have been no reports of any weapons being fired.

Many protesters are carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs.

The crowd swelled throughout the day after a judge announced Friday morning that white former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith.

A variety of events have been canceled because of the protests, including some high school sports and a performance by the St. Louis symphony.

“Police make their first few arrests because folks were blocking a bus that contained other officers.

“We’re continuing to monitor demonstrators as they move throughout Downtown . Motorists in area may experience road closures.

“Demonstrators smash windshield of a police vehicle at Tucker & Clark. Property damage & violence will not be tolerated.

“Crowd at Tucker & Clark throwing bottles at officers. Mace will be deployed. Officers in protective gear will deploy to maintain peace.”

“While we support all first amendment rights, violence & destruction of property is not free speech. Violators subject to arrest.

“Protesters are ignoring commands to clear roadway @ Market & Tucker. They are in clear violation of the law & subject to arrest

“This protest is no longer considered peaceful. Demonstrators are asked to leave the area of Tucker & Clark

“Protester downtown pepper sprayed after getting physical with police officers on bike patrol, not letting them get through.”

ALL HeLL Breaks Loose in St. Louis after Ex-cop is Acquitted of Murder

YouTube video courtesy of Leo Deki

LIVE: NOT GUILTY! Protests after St. Louis police officer found not guilty in shooting death

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We will stay on top of this. This is just the beginning. Get ready for another Ferguson style riot- these savages are going to burn this city down to the ground.

Stay tuned!

God Bless.

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