Missouri Rioters Fire “Multiple Times” At Police Chopper, FAA Restricts Airspace

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August 12, 2014 2:19pm PST

The riots that have occurred the past couple nights in Ferguson, Missouri on account of the shooting and killing of Michael Brown, indicate the mental condition of the community. Announced at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the FAA was even prompted to issue a temporary no-fly zone in the immediate area after a police chopper was fired upon, “multiple times.”

The flight restriction was announced at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon in order, “TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES.” Police are having a hard time keeping the peace in the area as several business fronts have been destroyed, riots have become a nightly occurrence and 32 arrests have been made thus far.

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According to St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman, the decision, “was made immediately when our St. Louis County Police helicopter was fired at multiple times on Sunday night.” He furthermore announced that, “Due to the hostile scene, they called for the restriction for the safety of those flying,” and that, “as soon as [police commanders] feel it is safe to resume so, they will lift the restriction.”

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As of now, the flight restriction is limited to a 3 mile radius around the town and remains in effect.

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What do you guys think – is what these rioters are doing actually helping their case? Would there be such a national outrage if they weren’t bringing attention to the town by the way they’re acting? Feel free to let us know what you think in a comment below.

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