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Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay said on Thursday that he had "serious concerns" about the prosecutor in charge of Michael Brown's case.
A suburban St. Louis police officer has been suspended indefinitely for threatening to kill protesters and journalists in Ferguson, Missouri while he pointed a rifle in the crowd's direction during a demonstration this week.
Total arrests related to protests: 155 Refusal to disperse: 123 Burglary: 20 Unlawful use of weapons: 4 http://t.co/... Several people have been arrested more than once during the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.
Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Last week, after days of violent police rampages in Ferguson, Missouri, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said the Senate will "review" the Defense Department program that gives military weapons and equipment to civilian police departments for free.
Sign from Ferguson protest. The quote, "Justice will not be Served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are," attributed to Benjamin Franklin, although not found in any Franklin primary sources, the words, nevertheless, ring true.
Politicians like Rep. Lacy Clay who have supported the militarization of police but have found it politically unfeasible to do so now have been looking for a way to square their support with a little bit of politically-motivated outrage.
The Missouri prosecutor overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep family roots among police: his father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for St. Louis' police department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect.
President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday to meet with U.S. law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.
Rep. Andre Carson talked live to Afternoons with Amos on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the controversial shooting and killing by police of 18 year old Michael Brown that has captivated and enraged African-Americans here and people worldwide.
Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed church on Sunday that the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights history and fundamentally change the way police engage with the African-American community.
On June 19, the House voted on an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill authored by Rep. Alan Grayson .
Violence escalated in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday as protesters fired guns and threw Molotov cocktails at police, who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke bombs, while behind the scenes, local, state and federal officials took aim and fired - at one another.
US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, July 22, 2014.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 04:19 am
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