Escalating civil disorder has gripped downtown Saint Louis after a former police officer was acquitted of murder in the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith which followed a high speed chase. Interest the case was drummed up by the local Fake News media and activist clergy members aligned with Black Lives Matter following the outrage they were able to bake in Ferguson, Missouri. Many local businesses have released their employees evacuate the city while local schools have dismissed classes early in order to allow their students to serve as footsoldiers in the disorder of Pantsuit making.
The accused officer was acquitted in a bench trial where the Judge concurred with the initial investigation of the shooting, that the evidence to justify a murder conviction was not there.
At present masses of protesters have obstructed a number of surface streets. It is probable that police lines containing the protesters may be
breeched breached in time to conveniently allow the protesters to obscure Interstate 64 and other freeways just in time for the evening commute. The dominant sentiment among locals questioned about their feeling on the emergent disorder is "Really, again?"