Chaos Erupts At St. Louis Police Civilian Review Board Meeting

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By Brian Anderson, January 29, 2015.

It’s kind of hard to have a conversation on race and police/community relations when one side is an unruly mob and the other never gets a chance to speak. That’s exactly what happened at a hearing to decide the formation of a civilian police review board in St. Louis. The crowd of mostly angry black citizens started a near riot to prevent police from speaking on the matter.

Following the completely justified police shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, MO black activists and looters demanded that area police departments establish civilian review boards that would scrutinize police tactics and behavior. To placate the angry mobs, the city of St. Louis held an open hearing on Wednesday at City Hall to decide if they would adopt such a board.

Citizens were allowed to speak first and according to Fox 2 News it was wave…

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