Occupy Wall Street Volunteers Defend Ferguson Protesters In Court – 1 December 2014

RT logoBuilding on experiences and strategies borne, in part, from the Occupy movement, lawyers, and legal volunteers from across the nation have coalesced to represent and assist protesters arrested amid civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Led by a local group – Arch City Defenders, which was originally established to provide free legal representation to poor residents in the St. Louis area – and backed by a cadre of national organizations, this network of legal experts, law students, and volunteers have amassed a formidable support system for the hundreds of people arrested in Ferguson after the fatal shooting on Aug. 9 of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.

Last week, a grand jury opted not to indict Wilson for Brown’s murder, setting off a new round of rage in Ferguson and nationwide over racial discrepancies within the American justice system and consistent police brutality seen in communities from coast to coast.

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