President Obama: Stop the violent police tactics in #Ferguson
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St. Louis and Ferguson police — dressed in camouflage and equipped with armored tanks and military rifles — fired tear gas, rubber coated bullets, and flash grenades at thousands of Black residents exercising their right to peacefully assemble and demand accountability for the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Many were injured in the war-like environment as police displayed blatant disregard for civil rights — unlawfully arresting dozens of people including members of the press.
Local authorities have proven incapable and the federal government must step in. Please join us in calling on President Barack Obama and US Attorney Eric Holder to deploy federal marshals to protect Missouri from an out of control and extremly violent police force.