Nov. 25, 2014
Following the statements of St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCullough the night the grand jury's decision was announced to not prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the actions that led to the death of Michael Brown, protests in Ferguson, Missouri turned violent. While this was certainly not the first time in American history a decision such as this has caused violence, the question has been raised - what role did social media play in the creation of the unrest?
|A Ferguson, Missouri firefighter surveys the damage after a night of unrest|
Social media has certainly changed the way information is released, and lessons learned from events such as Ferguson will help responses in the future.
Tom Iovino, Public Information Specialist
Pinellas County, Florida