Overnight, two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. during a peaceful protest. Demonstrators were gathered in front of the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of the city’s police chief’s resignation. According to reports, a 32-year-old officer was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder.

“I don’t know who did the shooting, to be honest with you,” St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. Belmar did not have a description of the shooter(s) or where they were shooting from. But he did say, “these shots were directed exactly at my officers.”

The protesters who were in attendance say that the shots came from a far range and had nothing to do with their peaceful protest. Some also state that it seemed to be the work of a good marksman, for the range to be so far but clearly targeting certain individuals.

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    Certainly, the person who shot the cops by definition isn’t a peaceful protester. Many people are exposing the incident of the cops being shot (which I don’t agree with) as an excuse to slander the protesters once again. The mainstream media should report about what is going in Ferguson. Also, we still see the epidemic of police terrorism. Anthony Hill, Anthony Robinson, Derek Cruice, Naeschylus Vinzant, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, and other people were killed by the police in the past 3 weeks alone. We should also remember Akai Gurley, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice (which the Cleveland authorities had to apologize for their disrespectful comments about Tamir Rice). Police violence in America far exceeds that of any major industrialized country on Earth. In Germany, we see only eight police killings in 2013 and 2014 combined. The police institution had imperfections. We witness massive economic inequality and we want solutions. One solution is the unification of the working class and other activists in organizing our power to fight against oppression in general.