"Defendants took up arms and, in militaristic displays of force and weaponry, engaged U.S. Citizens as if they were war combatants," the suit claims.
WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.
According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.
In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.
Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News
why is tumblr deleting blogs for hoarding urls and posting songs when we have like literal pedophiles and straight up KKK level racists on this website. wheres the news about them being deleted?
I hate birthdays
sometimes I’m like 😪 cus I haven’t accomplished much other than get into an average/somewhat-above-average college with 0$ in debt…but then I remember how everything I did was out of initiative. like I don’t remember my mom (or anyone) ever forcing me to go to school, or do hw, or do anything required to be where I am—or where I’m going for that matter. then I’m like 😁
My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)
THIS is EVERYTHING THOUGH
im so angry(via tomcruisecontrol)
!!!!! Or to a black child “why is your hair like that?”(via black—lamb)
when people try to drag u by saying “who are you”
never ever in the history of the universe will I have children