The first meeting of the Ferguson Commission was marred by outbursts from angry residents Monday.
They came to speak their minds and got fed up with the hours-long process.
Too much talk, not enough action — that was the outcry from people in the community who came out to this first commission meeting at the Ferguson Community Center.
They had been there for hours. The meeting started at noon. One man, a teacher, said he arrived at 10:30 a.m. because he wanted to make sure he could speak.
Around 3:45, after introductions and procedural issues, the community members had enough. One woman stood up saying she wanted to speak.
Soon many in the crowded room were yelling at the commission members.
Anthony Levine, a Ferguson property owner, said, “I spent $5,000 out of my own pocket to help the Ferguson community, giving them kids food, school supplies, Halloween costumes. I don’t see y’all doing anything.”
Source: USA Today | Mike Rush, KSDK-TV, St. Louis