Sunday, August 17, 2014
The demonstration was peaceful.
Police arrested seven people in Ferguson after midnight last night for violating the curfew.
One person was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound. Police are investigating the shooting but have not identified the shooter or arrested anyone in connection with the shooting.
The curfew will be in place again tonight from midnight to 5 am tomorrow morning.
The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the autopsy of Mike Brown but have not released the report or disclosed any details about his injuries.
USA Today is reporting that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the feds will conduct a second autopsy of Mike Brown, “due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”
That announcement sounds like Eric Holder has no confidence in the competency of the medical examiner who performed the autopsy and the accuracy of the results.
The Ferguson Police Department and the St.Louis County Sheriff’s Office appear to be infected with racism and poor judgment. As such, I believe they constitute a clear and present danger to the cause of justice in this case.
They need to shut-up, get out of the way and stay out of the way. Then they need to be investigated thoroughly and transparently. The racists need to be weeded out and fired.
I am impressed by Captain Ron Johnson who is emerging as a genuine American hero.