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SUV Plows Through Activists; Criminal Charges Slapped On Activists

Only in Missouri? I doubt it.

Saint Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough is a busy boy. Besides slamming journalists with criminal charges, he took time out of his busy schedule to slap down two activists who were taking part in an action to shut down the I-70 near Ferguson on the anniversary of Mike Brown's death.

You can see the SUV driver decide she simply wasn't going to sit and listen to these silly activists any longer. She started to roll into the line, and the line pushed back. It's about 11 minutes in on the video above. When they wouldn't yield to her, she just drove right on through them anyway.

Brittany Ferrell was accused of causing damage worth more than $5,000 to the SUV as its driver forced her way through the group, which had gathered on Interstate 70 near Ferguson during events to mark the anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a police officer.

Ferrell, 26, was charged with first-degree property damage, which is a class D felony in Missouri. She was also charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace, according to Bob McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney for St Louis county, who oversaw the grand jury inquiry into Brown’s death. Ferrell was released on a $10,000 bond on Wednesday.

Ferrell’s wife, Alexis Templeton, was charged with misdemeanour assault for allegedly punching the driver through her vehicle’s window, and misdemeanour charges similar to Ferrell’s for alleged trespass and disturbing the peace. Templeton, 21, has also been released.

The charges prompted a furious reaction among the wider Black Lives Matter protest movement. Brittany Packnett, an activist who sat on President Obama’s White House taskforce on police reform, said several demonstrators were struck by the vehicle.

See if you can see how they "damaged" that vehicle. I've watched several times and don't see a thing.


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