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Mike Brown Demonstrators, Tear Gassed, Told Not to protest after sundown in Ferguson Mo. & White Reporters Arrested
Missourians discuss the Gassing of "Mike Brown's Peaceful Protestors", the arrest of the journalists and the Ban on Protest after Sundown. Timothy Gist ( was detained in Ferguson), Preston Washington (A retired African American Kansas City Mo. Officer) Gary Jenkins (Retired White Police officer/ Lawyer ) and Jackie Washington.
Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri moved to restore calm after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer led to several nights of unrest, which were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.
At a news conference, Mr. Nixon said that Captain Johnson an African American of the Missouri State Highway Patrol would take over security responsibilities in Ferguson from the St. Louis County police,
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW August 13, 2014
RYAN J. REILLY, THE HUFFINGTON POST: Evidently, I was not moving quickly
enough for their effort them to like. And at which point I was given a
countdown. I was told I had, you know, 45 seconds, 30 seconds to pack up
all my stuff and leave. I was then -- when I -- basically, he then
arrested me. My, you know, the worst part was, he slams my head against the glass purposely
on the way out of the McDonald`s and sarcastically apologized for it.
LIZZ BROWN, ATTORNEY/COLUMNIST, ST. LOUIS AMERICAN:
My sense is that -- well, if we start with talking about just that
direction, that protesters are not supposed to assemble after dark. And it`s baffling because how do the police officers explain
themselves in terms of -- what, you can`t do your job at night? Police
officers can`t work at night?
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