Looting Is Not The Answer It Is Criminal

Meghan O'Donnell, 29, from St Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed Sunday evening in Ferguson, Missouri. - AP

Meghan O’Donnell, 29, from St Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed Sunday evening in Ferguson, Missouri. – AP

Unrest and disorder followed after a candle-light vigil held in remembrance of 18 years old Michael Brown who was shot multiple times in a scuffle with a police officer, in suburban Ferguson St Louis Missouri .

Police say Brown who was unarmed, was shot multiple times as he scuffled with the officer.

Police say several businesses were looted in the mêlée which ensued , including a tire shop and check-cashing store.  The shot teen is black the Police officer is white.

Browns parents

Browns parents

If there was wrongdoing by the police in this matter, how does destruction of businesses and stealing help?  The goodwill decent people have toward this family was placed in dire jeopardy by the opportunistic criminal elements who seek out these incidents for exploitation .

Whatever the circumstances of this case, destruction of the hard work of independent business people and the community is certainly not the answer.