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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014. Police in r
Doused with milk to treat a little "eye irritant" ...
As protests continued 10 days after a white police officer gunned down an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this is what now passes as good news:
The authorities made at least 47 arrests after demonstrators tossed bottles toward police officers, some of whom used pepper spray — but not tear gas, as they often have — to subdue some protesters. [...]

Captain Ronald S. Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was quick, though, to declare Tuesday “a turning point” for Ferguson.

Huzzah. Now about that police incident on report on the shooting that Ferguson police still haven't released? Where is it? Because so far, the only thing Ferguson police have provided—aside from a trigger-happy cop and military-style assaults on protesters—is a smear campaign against the victim.

Later today, a St. Louis County grand jury will begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown and Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Ferguson to be briefed on the federal civil rights investigation launched last week.

Stay tuned.

Originally posted to Barbara Morrill on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 05:38 AM PDT.

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