Ferguson Preps for Michael Brown Decision by Buying Lots More Cop Gear

Ferguson Police Buys Almost $200,000 Worth of Riot Gear

Gawker reports that the already over-armed police department bought the extra equipment to prepare for the reaction to the decision to prosecute Darren Wilson

by #teamEBONY, October 30, 2014

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Ferguson Preps for Michael Brown Decision by Buying Lots More Cop Gear

Ferguson Preps for Michael Brown Decision by Buying Lots More Cop Gear

Sometime soon, a grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri will decide whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black teenager Michael Brown. Local officials are preparing for that moment by buying heaps of military-style riot gear.

Guardian reporter Jon Swaine, who has covered Brown's death and the subsequent Ferguson protests and police recriminations extensively, found that county police have spent lavishly since August on more "teargas, grenades, pepper balls and other civil disobedience equipment," just in case:







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