8 Arrested in Ferguson After Cop is Shot: And The Beat Goes On..

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Ferguson is all enraged, uh huh

History has turned the page, uh huh

The beat goes on, the beat goes on . . .

Police are still having to deal with protesters of the Michael Brown shooting. They are still patrolling the neighborhoods as peace officers. And they are still risking their lives in service to Ferguson, Missouri residents. How are they repaid? With resistance and injury.ferguson FB1

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USA Today reports, as of this writing:

Eight protesters were arrested Sunday evening in Ferguson as police continued to search for a man who shot a police officer in the arm Saturday night.
 
A Ferguson police sergeant said bottles and rocks were thrown at officers Sunday night, and the department requested mutual aid from other police agencies because of the large crowd.
 
The sergeant said all eight protesters were arrested and booked on failure to disperse and resisting arrest charges. Most were first-time offenders and will be released without having to post bond after they are processed.
 
Saturday’s shooting occurred while the male officer was performing a routine check at the Ferguson Community Center, police said.
 
Ferguson police spokesman Tim Zoll said the officer was shot in the arm and transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. The officer was released from the hospital Sunday.
 
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar initially said two suspects were sought, but later indicated there was only one assailant.
 
Ferguson made international news last month when a white police officer fatally shot a black teen who some witnesses said was attempting to surrender. Belmar said Saturday night’s shooting took place around the same time that two separate protests of Michael Brown’s death were taking place, but Belmar said the shooting appeared unrelated to the protests.

This is far from over. Joe for America will continue following this story which is having a great impact on race relations and criticism of law enforcement.

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