|Leonard Pitts Jr.: The compromising of our civil rights|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew.
Namely, that police in Ferguson, Mo., violated the rights of protesters demonstrating against the shooting death of Michael Brown. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry struck down an ad hoc rule under which cops had said people could not stand still while peacefully protesting. Some were told they couldn’t stop walking for more than five seconds; others, that they had to walk faster.
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