“Armed police raided a church while children were present to take medical supplies meant for protesters in Ferguson. What did they take? Maalox because it can be used to treat tear gas irritation.” —Ailecia Ruscin
#Ferguson police raid local church that was allowing the Dream Defenders and other peaceful protesters a safe space. The armed police entered Greater St. Mark Family Church with children present and took Maalox, which the protesters were using to help people who had been attacked by tear gas and pepper spray. Hear this interview with leader Phillip Agnew by Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey.
Aaten-White is a St. Louis native who lives in Florissant. She says she’s the great-granddaughter of local jazz legend Mae Wheeler and works at a law firm. She says she went out that Tuesday night in support of Michael Brown’s family.
The bullet lodged against her skull, near the middle of her forehead. Aaten-White says it took doctors about a day to decide that it was safe to remove it. She says when she woke up from the surgery on Wednesday evening, August 13, the doctors and nurses told her police officers came and confiscated the bullet as evidence. As she recovered, she says, she waited for those officers to return and do a full interview about the incident.
“I would ask every day while I was there,” she says, “‘Did anyone from the police department come? Have they called for me? Are they going to be here today?’ And nobody could give me an answer.”
Media reports have characterized Aaten-White’s shooting as a “drive-by.”
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