MO--Today, as national guard troops are mobilized and martial law is declared in Ferguson, Missouri, ColorOfChange.org condemns these tactics and urges Attorney General Holder and President Obama to take definitive action to end militarized policing, ensure the proper allocation of federal resources to protect Ferguson residents, and secure immediate justice in the Michael Brown shooting.
The following statement was released by Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org:
“Over the weekend, Ferguson residents experienced some of the worst police violence of this past week, marked by tear gas, unlawful arrests, and widespread abuse of peaceful protestors. This type of misconduct and racially motivated police violence is completely unacceptable. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have taken important steps in response to the tragic police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but state and local police continue to prove incapable of protecting civil rights. We need definitive federal intervention to stop this course of action and fully confront the devastating militarized police tactics in Ferguson and other communities of color.More »
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