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