A law enforcement officer watches Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, as tear gas is fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A law enforcement officer watches Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, as tear gas is fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ASSOCIATED PRESS
A law enforcement officer watches Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, as tear gas is fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Violence in Ferguson didn’t have to happen

August 17, 2014 08:00 AM