The Ferguson decision echoed all the way to New York, where protesters took to the streets Monday night following the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted.
One demonstrator hurled blood-red paint that hit Police Commissioner William Bratton, splattering his face.
The ruling is “messed up. That’s crazy. He murdered that kid,” said Douglas Fraiser, 44, a grocery porter who lives in Harlem and who was among a crowd of nearly 1,000 demonstrators who gathered in Union Square.
“I feel good for these protesters. We need this, to show support. We’ve got Ferguson, we’ve got Gardner, we’ve got the brother in the Pink Houses – there’s way too many brothers getting killed,” he added, referring to other recent police-involved deaths.
After the 9:30 p.m. announcement of the decision to clear Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the throng of people, who did not have a permit, marched north to Times Square, shouting slogans like “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today.”
That’s where a group of officers, headed by Bratton, was targeted by the paint thrower. His face and jacket were splattered, but he was not hurt.
A man was seen being taken into custody for the paint attack.
THE NEW YORK POST