The situation in Ferguson, Mo., has worsened, and community leaders need to get residents under control, political strategist Joe Lestingi told Newsmax TV
He was joined by Scottie Nell Hughes of the Tea Party News Network to discuss the violence in the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
"The police weren't right in shooting an unarmed man, and the rioters certainly aren't right by continuing to have violent protests, and the police's response is equally dangerous," Lestingi told "America's Forum."
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