I didn't think the Grand Jury would indite; neither the circumstances surrounding the shooting nor the evidence apparently was enough to call for a murder trial. The decisions made by authorities leading up to reporting of the Grand Jury's decision is what I found troubling.
I can understand closing calling out the National Guard, closing schools and businesses ahead potential violence considering all the rioting and looting that had happened weeks ago in Ferguson, MO, but reading the verdict at night? When you have far less of an opportunity to identify the trouble makers!?! IMO, this was a set-up, the conditions staged to get a specific outcome: RIOTING!
It's true that people are responsible for their own actions. So, regardless of what the authorities did it was up to the people to maintain calm and respect for the law and other people's property, but knowing that this Grand Jury decision was not going to be accepted by either side no matter what the decision turned out to be, why read the verdict at night? Authorities are saying it was to protect businesses and business owner's interests, but I don't think that had anything to do with it. It's the psychology of it all - under the ripe conditions people will fall to their lowest animal instinct - chaos and disorder, self-serving interest. No one can deny that the conditions weren't ripe for rioting to ensue once that verdict was read.