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St. Louis Police Raid Church, Steal Medical Supplies for Treating Tear Gas Injuries!

Armed members of the police force reportedly raided a church in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20. The church is the same one where civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton spoke on August 16.

The Greater St. Mark Family Church provides shelter and first aid to demonstrators in Ferguson, who come to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

During the raid, Ferguson police confiscated all the Maalox, a perfectly legal over-the-counter anti-acid used to help ease the pain and lessen the side effects of tear gas.

One of the community leaders present during the raid, Phillip Agnew, described the events in an interview with Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey.

Agnew said armed police entered the church where community members, church members and children were peacefully gathered. The only thing they appeared to have seized during the raid were the first aid supplies.

When asked what justification the police gave for taking Maalox, Agnew replied:

“This is a war.”

No doubt police are treating the citizens of Ferguson as if they were the enemy. Only in third world war zones do armed forces attack houses of worship and raid medical supplies.

Even under the rules of the Geneva Convention, churches and places of worship can not be assaulted. Also, the occupying forces are required to assure adequate medical supplies for the population, and are also required to provide humanitarian relief to the injured.

Ferguson police sent a message.

Agnew went on to say that he believes that the raid was conducted as a way for police to send a message:

“This is to say ‘you are not safe anywhere. In the place you thought you could come, where you have a hedge around you, we’re gonna run all in up there’.”

In spite of the raid and the threatening, violent and intimidating actions of the police, Agnew and his fellow protesters say they are not going anywhere until the officer responsible for killing Michael Brown is arrested.
Here’s the video, which was uploaded to Facebook and YouTube by the Reconciling Ministries Network.

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  • J. Fischer

    Where did you get that? All he said was that the majority of recent arrestees were not locals.

  • David Shaw Jr

    Did the police have a warrent for this raid?

    • J. Fischer

      You can bet they do, now.

  • http://plus.google.com/+OleOlson novenator

    The 24th is a few days from now. Was the date actually the 21st?

    • http://elisabethparker.com Elisabeth Parker

      Thanks, Novenator, we must’ve gotten a severe case of typoglycemia. The date was the 20th and we’ve made the correction.

    • Skip Moreland

      It happened on the 20th according to the article.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Oh WOW!
    The cops don’t wear their badges nor have their name on their uniforms, they are just roving armed bandits.

    • sJames6621

      you have to wonder how many outside agitators are there to make the scene worse.

      that was what happened in Muriel CA re the early part of the kids coming to america – a group called FAIR federation american immigration reform

      Reform by hating on brown skin kids

      Repubs also had a FAIR tax – flat rate re the income tax. Send the bill to the poor and let the very wealthy pay minimal taxes. Of course its geared to more money for the typcally rich typically repub base – the !% ers

      • smb11

        For several days in a row, Capt Johnson lists how many arrests were made that night and where the people who are arrested are from. On the days I saw the interviews, the majority of the people arrested are not from Ferguson.

  • Highlander

    Wow. Just, wow.

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