It seems that as days and weeks have passed since the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of black teenager Michael Brown, tensions have only risen.
Now, some protesters are calling for a New Years’ Eve “massacre,” calling it national “Kill A Pig” night.
Even tonight, as I am typing this, police in Ferguson are on a manhunt for an armed suspect who shot at a Ferguson police officer and then fled on foot. It is unclear at this time whether there are any injuries, and I believe that the suspect is still on the loose.
Police officers around the nation are on high alert following the execution-style murders of two NYPD officers. Some are even declining to respond to small incidents until they are sure that they will have back up with them.
New Years Eve will certainly be a much-watched and intense night for police officers around the nation, especially as protesters have taken this dangerous next step.