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The Next Wave of Outrage in St. Louis

Former police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of murder Friday in a highly anticipated case, exposing the continued fragility of the region three years after Michael Brown’s death.
Protesters gather Friday in St. Louis.
Protesters gather Friday in St. Louis.Jeff Roberson/AP

Just a few steps away from where the enslaved Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for his freedom, St. Louis protest leaders vowed to disrupt the St. Louis economy on Friday, following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley.

They also drew a direct line from Scott’s struggles to the economic and racial disparities that continue to plague St. Louis, and promised to use economic pressure to enact change.