But in reality, based on police reports and witness accounts, the implicated officers have been under an apparent threat, which allows them to use force against the suspect. Brown, who stole some cigarettes, was leaving the convenience store along with a friend. "Nobody else has the right to put all questioning on hold for 30 days and get a lawyer and work on how they want to frame what it is they have to say", says Marjorie R. Esman, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana. "It's really a disgrace". He said the investigation suggests that Johnson had long prepared for the attack but fast-tracked his plan after the announcement of the protest march against the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
As a licensed firearm carrier, I have had to undergo significant and ongoing training, in both the safe operation of firearm and in the legal and prudential implications of bearing arms as a civilian. I just can't believe this occurred. "This is something that just doesn't happen in St. Paul".
"It appears the protest at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters have become more violent as out of town protesters are arriving", Coppola reportedly said.
Meanwhile, Dallas police are investigating the meaning of "R.B.", the letters that Micah Xavier Johnson wrote in blood on the walls of the downtown Dallas parking garage where he died last week after he opened fire on police and protesters, killing five officers. Authorities declined to charge that officer.
In Atlanta, a group of protesters confronted police over Interstates 75 and 85, then moved into the Midtown business district.
The same week Sterling and Castile were killed, a gunman killed five police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas.
President Barack Obama spoke to a nation horrified by the shootings.
Since the two killings, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton has come out to condemn the actions of police officers: "From Staten Island to Baltimore, Ferguson to Baton Rouge, too many African American families mourn the loss of a loved one from a police-involved incident".
Dallas-based Touch of Kindness subcontracts with the state to provide care for people with disabilities.
Dozens more were arrested during protests on Sunday in Baton Rouge. Those demonstrators were cited at the scene and released, Linders said. A coalition of black groups proposed a United Black Legislative Agenda that focused on addressing racial disparities in the economy, criminal justice system and immigration policies.
At least 309 people have been arrested over the weekend in NY and Chicago, and in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, were shot to death by police.
The unrest in the Twin Cities has drawn the head of the national NAACP to Minnesota.
Kristy Carter said she's been protesting every night since Sterling was killed. One of the first things they teach you in training is that when you are pulled over or detained by a police officer, you have a duty to disclose to the officer that you are carrying a firearm you are legally licensed to possess. One is charged with two counts of second-degree riot while armed with a unsafe weapon.
Axtell, describing the arrests made later Sunday morning, said officers had heard the remaining protesters were planning to make another trip to I-94. "It endangers those on the freeway and the motoring public".
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the street in London Sunday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
About 9 p.m. on Twitter, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis posted: "We shut down 94 for Philando".