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Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still, judge rules
Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still, judge rules

Officers in Ferguson, Mo., violated the Constitution by requiring peaceful protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed man, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry issued a preliminary injunction ordering Ferguson authorities not to adopt such a policy again. Perry emphasized that police are free to place reasonable restrictions on protests and “to use the full range of lawful means” to control and disperse crowds and to protect people from violence and vandalism. The ruling stems from a lawsuit brought by Mustafa Abdullah, an ACLU worker, against St. Louis County...

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