Police raided a church in Ferguson with women and children in it, supposedly because they wanted to confiscate Maalox they had.
Maalox is a stomach relief medicine that can be mixed with water as a defense against teargas. So let’s get this straight:
An oppressed people congregate in their church to prepare for protest against oppression and educate themselves on how to protest, and protect themselves against weapons that may be used against them (basically the same as police putting on riot gear and gas masks). Then armed police raid that church on the pretense that they need to confiscate the Maalox.
This is raw intimidation and it illustrates the insensitivity of the authorities with regard to the people their are sworn to protect and serve.