Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.
Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover
An officer in Ferguson was shot and killed last night. There aren’t any suspects but they don’t think it has anything to do with the riots. Speaking of which it’s ironic that there has been No media coverage on ferguson these past few weeks besides Darren Wilson’s supporters but an officer gets shot and its back on the news in hours 😑
He got shot in the arm, I think
Under the state of Missouri’s Sunshine Act, material that is deemed to be in the public’s interest can be provided to individuals and news agencies, if it is deemed to be in the public’s interest to see.
However, the city of Ferguson has decided that materials related to the death of Michael Brown are not in the public’s interest. CBS News reports that requests that they turn over government files related to the murder of the unarmed African-American teenager are being met with exorbitant costs - some more than 10 times that of some of their own employees’ salaries - for the records.
The racist town council of Ferguson is using Michael Brown’s death to fill its coffers. This is absolutely disgusting.
Systematic injustice persists in Ferguson as police arrest protesters and then attempt to use them to coerce protesters.. As @caulkthewagon wrote: “If Ferguson PD is willing to exchange arrestees for crowd movement, then those people haven’t been arrested, they’ve been kidnapped.”
100 more days until Grand Jury deadline.