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Officials in Missouri Are Being Sued for $40 Million Following Ferguson Crackdown

A group of six individuals have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, St. Louis County and several police officials for what they say was violations of their civil rights during the unrest that followed the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown. The plaintiffs detailed a series of “militaristic displays of force and weaponry,” including being shot with rubber bullets, tear gassed, beaten and arrested during demonstrations following the shooting of the black teen by a white police officer. The attorney who brought the case told Reuters, “This is a blatant example of how police handle African-Americans … how it can go terribly, terribly wrong. You have a right to peaceful assembly” …

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