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Police release Ferguson looting video: Watch ‘peaceful protesters’ strip a store like a horde of rats

St. Louis County Police are seeking the public’s help identifying looters in newly released footage of “peaceful protesters” pillaging a small business in Missouri after the announcement that a grand jury would not indict a police officer in the death of a black man.

The video released Wednesday shows hundreds of looters stripping a convenience store called the Dellwood Market just outside Ferguson, while supposedly protesting the death of Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darrell Wilson.

The black-and-white scene perfectly captures the lawlessness that followed the announcement of the grand jury’s decision.

According to CNN, Dellwood Market owner Jan Lalani watched the looting live from home via his store surveillance system.

“My dad has had this place for 25 years,” Lalani said. “It’s been his livelihood for a long time.”

See how much the “protesters” care about that.

A St. Louis Police spokesman told CNN investigators hope the community will identify the looters now that their faces are public.

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