Ferguson have been engaged in arbitrary and vicious application of the law regarding protesters since August 9. They pluck people out of crowds to arrest for no good reason; they cover their name badges; they take down people’s license plates at meetings to intimidate them; and on and on. All this and more as the Department of Justice carries out an investigation of their practices. You’d think the police would behave themselves with company around.
It was their “5 Second” rule that crossed the line and got them into the courts. If protesters didn’t move in five seconds, they were subject to arrest.
Thanks to a legal challenge by the ACLU, Judge Catherine Perry ruled against the Ferguson foolishness and upheld citizens’ constitutional right to assemble.