Riots and looting Sunday night followed a day of tensions and protests after an African-American teenager from Florissant, a St. Louis suburb, was shot and killed by police.
It's been more than a year since the controversial death of Trayvon Martin, shot at night after an altercation with community watchman George Zimmerman. The case, which captured public attention for months, began jury selection on Monday.
One year ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman while walking in a gated community. That much is agreed. Zimmerman says his conduct was lawful under Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Prosecutors disagree. But either way, activists are working to change the law.
The Trayvon Martin case caught national attention after authorities released several 911 calls made around the time of Martin's death. A debate is underway over whether or not sensitive material like 911 phone calls should be available to the public.