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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by Jennifer Kessner 2 years ago
If you haven't kept up to date on the issues in Ferguson, here is a drastically simplified version of events:1. On August 9th, a St. Louis County police officer shot an unarmed 18-year-old young black man. 2. The officer shot him SIX TIMES. With a pause in between. The office shot twice,...
by Tonni 3 years ago
What are anyones thoughts about the police in Ferguson and the murder of Michael Brown?
by Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago
Not that I am in love with Arizona, which is known for it's racist policies concerning Mexican American studies in public schools, as well as racial profiling. However, a gunman who killed one person and wounded 5 others in Mesa Arizona Wednesday morning was apprehended "alive"...
by realtalk247 3 years ago
USA Today reportedFERGUSON, MO. — Attorney General Eric Holder flew to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as the nation's chief law enforcement officer leading an investigation into a police shooting.He also arrived as an African-American who said he understands the racial tensions that have fueled days...
by danicole 3 years ago
Reasons why Ferguson and Eric Garner has to do with race. List belowReasons why Ferguson and Eric Garner has to do with race. List below
by The Medicine Man 19 months ago
Black men are seven times more likely to be killed by police than white men. Believe or disbelieve?Black men accounted for 40 percent of the 60 unarmed deaths, by police, this year, even though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population.(Washington Post database of fatal police shootings)
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