The ACLU said officers told protesters they couldn't stand on public sidewalks for more than five seconds or they'd arrest them. ACLU argued officers are arbitrarily enforcing the tactic and that made crowds angry, they felt their rights were violated.I want to know where this rule is when anti-choicers protest in front of PP and churches? Oh right, nice white people protecting fetuses -- different story.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar testified officers needed to enforce a statute called refusal to disperse. They were trying to identify the criminals embedding themselves in the crowd of peaceful protesters.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
ACLU challenges 5-second protest rule (Ferguson)