FERGUSON, MO - The ticking time bomb that has been Ferguson, Missouri continues with protests turning to riots in the wake of Sunday night's arrival of the National Guard. The tension has subdued slightly, family and friends of the slain Michael Brown continue sending pleas to the community, and federal authorities.
Malik Shabazz, National President of Black Lawyers for Justice says, "We are going to ask that the National Guard back off. Give us some space to deal with these autopsy results."
Those independent autopsy results, the second since Brown was shot six times by officer Darren Wilson; show two of the shots were to the head.
Attorney for the Brown family, Daryl Park, states, "We believe that given those kind of facts, this officer should have been arrested. Those things speak for themselves. Why would he be shot at the top of his head?"
All this while local and federal cops still try to fill in the gaps of what exactly happened.
President Obama says, "The Justice Department has opened an independent, federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. They are on the ground, and along with the FBI, they are devoting substantial resources to that investigation."
Obama is sending U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Officer Wilson, allegedly told a friend his side of the story, saying Brown 'bum rushed' Wilson nine days ago, charging at the cop full speed.
Dr. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist says there weren't any signs of a struggle.
Wilson's residence was flashed on a St. Louis television station, adding more tension to the volatile situation.
Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association states, "We're keeping the community of Ferguson in our prayers, and even Michael Brown's family in our prayers. We just ask that everybody does the same thing for officer Wilson and his family."