#Ferguson Riots – Day 2: Reporters Carjacked, Robbed at Gunpoint, Mugged
Ferguson – Night 2: Reporters Carjacked, Robbed at Gunpoint
All reporters: PLEASE DO NOT GO TO CANFIELD MEMORIAL. Was attacked and robbed at gunpoint.
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) November 26, 2014
Videographer Marcus Dipaolo posted this chilling warning to Twitter at 8:01 p.m. CST Tuesday night:
“All reporters: PLEASE DO NOT GO TO CANFIELD MEMORIAL. Was attacked and robbed at gunpoint.”
Media Alert: State trooper told me that a member of the media just had his Prius carjacked "somewhere in #Ferguson." Did not know who.
— Paul Hampel (@phampel) November 26, 2014
This was followed a minute later by a report by the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Paul Hampel that another reporter was carjacked:
“Media Alert: State trooper told me that a member of the media just had his Prius carjacked “somewhere in #Ferguson.” Did not know who.”
And a foreign journalist was mugged:
— Chris Hayes (@ChrisHayesTV) November 26, 2014
On Monday night in the hours after the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of robber Michael Brown reporters were attacked with rocks and had attempts made to steal their equipment. One activist who was live streaming the protests in Ferguson had his cellphone ripped out of his hands. The thief unwittingly live streamed his escape for several minutes including bragging to someone about the theft.