USA: Arrests made in St. Louis on third night of protests over police shooting

Multiple arrests were made after a contingent of some 1,000 protesters broke windows and formed roadblocks in St.Louis on Sunday night. The protests, now on their third-consecutive night, were sparked by the acquittal of a police officer in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley shot Smith to death in 2011, in what he claims was self-defence... Еще, believing that the 24-year-old African-American was reaching for a gun in his car. Whether Smith was in possession of a firearm remained the most controversial element of the case, with opponents arguing that the firearm found in Smith's vehicle was planted by the policeman in the aftermath of the shooting. The judges ruled that «an urban heroin dealer not in possession of a firearm would be an anomaly.»

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