Alderman Arrested, On 24-Hour Jail Hold In Ferguson
Alderman Antonio French has been an amazing source of real-time updates on what is actually happening in Ferguson. His raw, in-the-moment pictures, vines and tweets are testimony to the abuse of angry residents at the hands of their own police department.
Now he has been arrested, silenced, and will be in jail for at least 24 hours.
Follow up to my earlier tweets: jail officer confirms to me that @AntonioFrench, alderman/social media super-user, is in custody. #Ferguson
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 14, 2014
This tweet from his wife gives a sense of the arrogance ablaze from these militant cops.
@AntonioFrench being booked now. Not sure what the charge is yet. Was ordered out of his car and arrested because he “didn’t listen”.
— Senka (@senka) August 14, 2014
Who will yank these cops back from the precipice?
Arresting elected officials as well as media and citizenry.
BTW, article above was updated to say French was released this morning. So… looks like he was held without charges.
Also, the article refers to the ‘officer-involved killing of Michael Brown’, which is a fine bit of weasel language. The officer killed Michael Brown. Even the officer doesn’t contest that, but the news outlet is making it vaguer via it’s reporting.