There was a lot of emotion in and around Ferguson, MO this week. On Saturday, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a police officer. Protestors and police have been clashing all week. Wednesday night, the police said "no protesting," yet there were protests - and a few Molotov cocktails. The police released tear gas and smoke bombs. There were several arrests and some journalists were detained. 

Snippets from the Right

Holder Warns Missouri Police on Use of Military Equipment

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The Blaze

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday said his department has warned Missouri police officials against the deployment of military equipment as part of its effort to quell riots taking place there...

...Efforts to control protesters Wednesday night led to discussion Thursday about the aggressive actions of the police, including the arrest of two reporters who were later released. Various videos showed police firing tear gas into crowds and near reporters and camera crews, and reports circulated that police were firing rubber bullets. 

Snippets from the Left

It's Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops

Huffington Post

Snapping photos of police in Ferguson, Missouri, may have gotten Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly arrested Wednesday night while he was covering protests prompted by the death of Michael Brown… An officer slammed Reilly's head into a glass window...

In recent years, there have been countless cases of police officers ordering people to turn off their cameras, confiscating phones, and, like Reilly, arresting those who attempt to capture footage of them. Despite a common misconception, it’s actually perfectly legal to film police officers on the job.


Snippets from Center

Mo. Highway Patrol Takes Over Security In Ferguson, Governor Says


Missouri's Gov. Jay Nixon plans to visit the Ferguson area today. "The worsening situation in Ferguson is deeply troubling, and does not represent who we are as Missourians or as Americans. While we all respect the solemn responsibility of our law enforcement officers to protect the public, we must also safeguard the rights of Missourians to peaceably assemble, and the rights of the press to report on matters of public concern."