Al Jazeera reporters attempting to report on the protests were attacked with tear gas by police.
Another tale of police harassment of the press in Ferguson, Missouri: "Two National Journal reporters were threatened with arrest and repeatedly blocked from witnessing demonstrations in Ferguson late Wednesday night."
"What would happen if we walked down the street?" [National Journal video journalist Reena] Flores asked.
"You're not going to walk down the street. If you insist on going down here, and you want to disobey the orders of the police that have been given to you, thoroughly and fairly, you'll most likely be placed under arrest."
"On what charges?" I ask.
"Disobeying the directions of a police officer," he answers.
Ferguson’s cops aren’t just notorious for being an invading domestic military force: long before that, they were notorious for “failure to comply” arrests, where (mostly brown) people who were minding their own businesses were arrested for refusing to show ID, move along, or following other orders from uniformed officers.
Judge Ronald J Brockmeyer — who filled Ferguson’s coffers by fining its poorest residents and sent them to inhumane, overcrowded prisons when they couldn’t pay a few hundred dollars — stands accused of fixing fines for his cronies, and owes $170K in unpaid taxes.
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