Protests Relocate to St. Louis Area
The fatal shooting of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown has many St. Louis citizens up in arms, and demanding justice, according to a recent article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.
Protesters are calling for the development of a civilian review board that they believe will be able to adequately monitor all police shootings and any uses of force. They claim that a review board that is not made up of police officers or other city officials will help to not only keep the peace, but it will also ensure that these types of incidents do not happen again.
Since the fatal shooting on August 9, 2014, other protests have taken place all across the country, and not all of them have been peaceful. Thus far, no arrests have occurred in St. Louis because of the protests, but that doesn’t mean they never will.
If you are a citizen of St. Louis, it’s likely that you will find yourself in the midst of these activities. However, as your St. Louis attorney, we do want to caution you to be careful. Even peaceful demonstrations can become violent very quickly. If you are injured because of these protests, it’s important for you to contact a St. Louis attorney right away.
While protesters are protected under the Constitution, please remember that you also have rights that should be protected.