“Protesters gathered for a fourth straight day in downtown St. Louis to denounce the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who was tried for the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. William Brangham talks to Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the case and the broader concerns about police brutality that are driving these protests.
Anger over police shootings and whether officers are being acquitted too easily in some cases is boiling once again.
For a fourth straight day, there were protests in Saint Louis over a judge’s decision that was issued Friday. It’s at least the fifth case around the country since May where an officer was not convicted or found guilty in a high-profile shooting.”
, http://www.pbs.org/newshour, “Outrage over police shootings and accountability boils over again in St. Louis”, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/outrage-police-shootings-accountability-boils-st-louis#audio