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Police threaten to shoot reporter taping Ferguson protest and Chris Hayes threatened (video)


A police officer threatened to shoot a reporter taping a live stream of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. The moment was caught on tape by KARG Argus Radio in St. Louis at Livestream.com:

In the video, a police officer can be heard yelling to a reporter, "Get the fuck out of here or I will shoot you."

Chris Hayes being threatened (video)
Also threatened by police Sunday night was MSNBC's Chris Hayes, who was filming when police told him, "Media do not pass us, you're getting maced next time you pass us."


Video of the reporter too

This is probably the greatest thing I've seen so far


This is probably the greatest thing I've seen so far #NMOS14

ACLU Sues Ferguson Police After Being Denied Teen Shooting Report. Files 2nd suit protect recordings

Source: TPM

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Ferguson, Mo., police department Thursday in an effort to obtain the department's incident report on the shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.

The lawsuit alleged that the ACLU had been denied access to the department's full report on the police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday. The suit alleged that the denial was a violation of Missouri's Sunshine Law.

The National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People also wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking him "to take immediate action to address the unjustified use of lethal and excessive force by police officers."

Read the ACLU lawsuit below.
ACLU Sunshine Petition in Missouri in Michael Brown case

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/aclu-sues-ferguson-police-michael-brown-incident-report

We filed our 2nd suit today to protect those recording police actions in #Ferguson #MikeBrown



Ryan J. Reilly on his arrest tonight

Tonight, along with a reporter from The Washington Post, I was arrested while reporting on the protests in Ferguson.

Our apparent crime? Not packing up our gear quickly enough after a heavily armed SWAT team shut down the McDonald's where we were working. A Saint Louis County police officer in full riot gear, who refused to identify himself despite my repeated requests, purposefully banged my head against the window on the way out and sarcastically apologized.

I'm fine. But if this is the way these officers treat a white reporter working on a laptop who moved a little too slowly for their liking, I can't imagine how horribly they treat others.

And if anyone thinks that the militarization of our police force isn't a huge issue in this country, I've got a story to tell you.

(Also thanks to everyone for the well-wishes, sorry I haven't had time to reply individually.)


Pics: Huge cloud of gas over Ferguson. News crews asked to leave. Fox2Now St.Louis


Scary stuff - police locking and loading as media walk past with hands raised. Tear gas still coming down


News crews asked to leave . FOX2now

The official Twitter page for KTVI FOX 2 News St. Louis. Breaking news, #STL stories, video, photo galleries.


Riot police clear a street Thursday night with smoke bombs in Ferguson

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