Cornel West Poses For Mug Shot Following Arrest In Ferguson, Missouri

Activist/author Cornel West is seen above in a mug shot taken following his arrest yesterday afternoon at a march protesting recent police shootings in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

“I came here to go to jail,” the 63-year-old told fellow demonstrators during a rally Sunday evening.

West was among a score of protesters arrested for disturbing the peace in Ferguson, where Michael Brown, 18, was shot to death by a police officer in August. The shooting of the unarmed teenager is the subject of an ongoing grand jury proceeding.