With the protests in Ferguson, Missouri continuing, many have been complaining about how the police have been handling the situation. For one police officer in Ferguson, he's been caught red handed and put in his place.
Less than two weeks ago, 18 year old Michael Brown was shot six times and killed by officer Darren Wilson. Following the death of Brown, protests in Ferguson, MO have reached a fever pitch as police and the National Guard have gone to extreme lengths in their handling of the situation. After reports of police shooting off tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, arresting journalists and using military style tactics, many have questioned if the police are crossing the line.
After constant criticism of the police, one officer has been put in his place. The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the Highway Patrol Superintendent Cpl. Ron Repogle, who then removed the unnamed officer from his position on Wednesday. The Free Thoughts Project reports on Wednesday that the incident was caught on video of the officer screaming at reporter Joe Biggs. In the video you can hear Biggs yelling "“Oh my God, gun raised, gun raised,” before telling the officer “My hands are up bro, my hands are up." The officer then responded back by yelling back to Biggs, "I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!” Biggs asks the officer if he was being threatened, and the officer simply replied with, "go f*** yourself."
Since the protests broke up nearly two weeks ago, dozens of arrests have been made, including protesters, reporters and journalists. One arrest included a 90 year old Holocaust survivor named Hedy Epstein.