US Senate to hold civil rights hearing after Ferguson

Police and state troopers block West Florissant Avenue, where protesters and looters rampaged businesses on November 25, 2014The US Senate will hold a public hearing on civil and human rights after a grand jury’s decision to not indict a policeman who killed an unarmed black youth triggered violent protests. The case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot during an altercation with a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, sparked a national debate about race, police-community relations and civil rights in America. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the constitution and civil rights will hold its hearing December 9.

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