Police officers stand on alert as a peaceful protest escalates between police and protesters on a street in Ferguson, Missouri on August 19, 2014.
Tue Sep 2, 2014 3:24AM GMT
By Abayomi Azikiwe
One day after Obama hosted leaders from across Africa, African Americans exploded in rebellion in Ferguson.
There have been a series of lawsuits filed against the city of Ferguson charging police misconduct and brutality during the demonstrations in response to the police killing of Michael Brown.
In the federal eastern district of Missouri, so far six plaintiffs have filed legal actions against the authorities in Ferguson and St. Louis County. The litigants are claiming that they were arrested without cause, beaten and verbally abused by both local and county law-enforcement officers.
“This is a blatant example of how police handle African Americans ……
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