Ferguson Makes a Statement: Taking the Police Force to Court

  1. Fred Arnold profile image61
    Fred Arnoldposted 2 years ago

    In an interesting, but not unwarranted move, the Black Lawyers For Justice law group has filed a $40 Million lawsuit in the defense of six people who claim that their rights were broken during the protests in Ferguson. A son and a mother were arrested while ordering in a McDonalds and another person was shot with rubber bullets and arrested while walking to his mothers house to visit. Ridiculous arrests like this is what led these lawyers to action. It is also interesting to note that they claim there is evidence towards little looting actually being performed. They do say that looting did take place, but most did not take part in this, and that the mass arrest of, tear gassing, and shooting of the protesters violated the 4th, 5th and 1st amendment rights of those involved.

    What is your opinion on this scenario? Do you believe they are justified in seeking this lawsuit?

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