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From thisisthemovement.org’s Newsletter—September 30, 2014


Chief Belmar Says Protesters Arrested by Mistake In an unexpected twist, Chief Belmar testified that the 5 second rule was only supposed to apply at night and that miscommunication led to its application during the dayMust read.

The Agencies Investigating Ferguson Brief and fascinating article that quickly summarizes the various agencies conducting investigations in Ferguson. This also includes a brief description of the investigation type. Must read.

Darren Wilson Involved in Another Case There is a drug case headed to a grand jury that involves Darren WilsonQuick, important read.

Clergy Join Protesters In Protest This article describes the scene across from the Ferguson PD when clergy joined in protest and a clergyman was arrested.

Protesters Held As Hostages Protesters negotiated with police over the weekend for the release of other protesters while demonstrating across from the Ferguson PD. Important read.

ACLU Challenges the 5-Second Rule This article provides an overview of the ACLU lawsuit challenging the implementation of the 5-second rule with Ferguson protesters.

Defend the Right to Know  This succinct editorial calls on the public and other allies to put pressure on Ferguson to not charge excessive fees as they comply with FOIA or Sunshine Law requests. 

Officer Shot Did Not Have Time to Activate Body Cam The Ferguson officer that was shot apparentlydid not have time to activate his body cam. Interesting lens into the body cam issue.

Letter from Langdon, MO A civic leader in another Missouri town pens this op-ed reflecting on the events of Ferguson and a link between rural areas of MO and urban/suburban areas re: police shootings.

Why So Many Officers? This is an invaluable article for understanding the municipal police forces in Missouri and why some even have police forces. Must read.

Influenced by Ferguson, Chicago Families Demand Action This article describes recent calls to action by Chicago families to review police shootings using deadly force. 

Protester Response to the Ferguson “Misconceptions” The City of Ferguson released an 18-point “Misconceptions” document earlier this week. This is the protester’s response to the “Misconceptions.”Must read.

The Demands Launched recently, this site is the platform for the Ferguson demands. It is a living list of demands and is open for you to add comments and suggestions that can inform the next iteration. Must engage.

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Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.

Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover

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the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”

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