Police in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested seven people last night as they were enforcing a midnight curfew imposed on residents. However, none of the seven arrested were engaged in any violent activity. They were minding their own business inside their own vehicles when police approached and pulled them out of their cars.
The area, where police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, was subjected to an escalation in police control as Governor Jay Nixon issued a state of emergency and ordered a curfew from 12 pm to 5 am. Nixon claimed this would help stop the looting of businesses.