Police In Ferguson Lock Up Peaceful Daytime Protesters By Mistake, Chief Testifies
Tired of these authority figures (who sit behind a desk all day) being a pussy and making excuses when they want to test out their authority. Taking away American freedom and replying with a "oops" when it is what they intended. Arresting someone for stopping 5 seconds is absolutely ****ing bat**** insane. Day or night.St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who helped oversee last month's aggressive response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, said Monday that communications failures led police to lock up peaceful citizens during daytime hours.
Belmar testified in federal court about the so-called five-second rule that police in Ferguson allowed protestors before enforcing Missouri's law against refusing to disperse. Though the statute only applies to individuals who refuse a police order to leave an "unlawful assembly, or at the scene of a riot," police in Ferguson repeatedly demanded crowds disperse during protests last month of a police officer's fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, who was unarmed.