(KSDK) - The protests, unrest and heavy police presence in Ferguson throughout the past five days are unlike anything ever seen before in the St. Louis area.

So many of us are struggling to make sense of the shooting of Mike Brown, the looting and the violence.

Webster University professor Remy Cross has studied domestic political activities that turned violent.

He's currently working on a sociological study of the neighborhoods of the St. Louis metro area.

Check out the above video to see what he had to say.

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