Anti-Brutality Protests Hit St. Louis Streets For Fourth Night

Posted September 20, 2017

"Our streets", a common protest refrain.

And St. Louis Public Radio reports that several students walked out of at least two area high schools in protest.

According to a tweet from the St. Louis Police department, the St. Louis Fire Department was called to extinguish a fire in a dumpster.

"We hold our officers to the highest standards of professionalism and any officer not meeting those standards will be held accountable", Jackson told HuffPost in an email Monday. Although no charges have been filed against the protesters, a police spokesperson said they would be forthcoming.

"We must abide by that oath under all circumstances".

"C$3 ould be that protesters, anticipating the use of pepper spray to control them (as it had been used the day before), chose to prepare and protect themselves by carrying simple home remedies like apple cider vinegar and milk [?]" The Root writer Anne Branigin asks. "Whether we agree with demonstrations, protests, or acts of violence, it is our job to do our job free of personal bias". The police detained demonstrators whom they accused of failing to disperse following large protests by diverse crowds of community members.

- Jim Bueermann, a former Redlands, Calif. police chief who is now president of the Police Foundation, a nonpartisan research group.

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During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep. "However, after dark many agitators began to destroy property and assault police officers". "Tonight, those criminals are in jail".

Saturday night's clash between police and a few dozen protesters in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of St. Louis near Washington University, resulted in the arrests of at least nine people.

Monroe, 71, is a black former St. Louis police detective with gray dreadlocks who is writing a screenplay about his experiences on the force in the 1960s and 1970s.

Protesters smashed windows and other property in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, using baseball bats, concrete chunks, and even a makeshift metal spear Sunday night. Ziegler was among the first to post footage of the incident in Charlottesville last month when a protester was killed by a speeding vehicle; closer to home, he also captured the scene in Kirkwood when a driver sped through a "Convict Stockley" protest. "We must ask God for peace in our own hearts and share it with those around us". "Peace is not an option but we have to realize that there's a difference between peaceful and non-violence".

"After much consideration, we are postponing our town halls for this week because they are happening in the streets and in my inbox and on social media right now", Krewson said.

"Police conduct since Friday's verdict in the Stockley case makes it clear that the actions of officers will need to be addressed", Tony Rothert of the ACLU said in a statement emailed to AFP.