As protests over the acquittal of former Police Officer Jason Stockley continued throughout the city of St. Louis, the Board of Aldermen on Friday voted unanimously to approve a resolution honoring the man he killed in 2011: Anthony Lamar Smith.
The St. Louis Police Department tweeted out a photo of an officer holding two spray bottles. The caption: “Officers confiscate bottles with unknown chemicals used to against police tonight in downtown #stl.”
Well, in case you had any doubt, or were curious as to what police officers make of citizens attempting to assert their rights to peacefully assemble and protest the seemingly inexplicable killings of unarmed black men that go unpunished, here you have it.
St. Louis is not having it. For the second night in a row, protesters took to the streets in righteous anger over yet another acquittal of a police officer charged with first-degree murder in the death of yet another African American.
Again and again and again, it keeps happening. Another police officer has walked away without repercussions after gunning down a black man. On Friday morning, a St. Louis judge found now-former Police Officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black…
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A former St. Louis police officer is facing first-degree murder charges in the 2011 fatal shooting of a driver authorities said was believed to have been involved in a drug deal.