Our Communities Are Not War Zones!

I recently received this message, and an accompanying petition, in an email from the ACLU:

“On August 9th, local police fatally shot an unarmed African-American 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days that followed, there have been massive protests in Ferguson and heavily armed SWAT teams are roaming the streets in response. Our communities are not war zones.”

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