Four years after the St. Louis Police crackdown on protesters before the agribusiness and biotech industry sponsored World Agricultural Forum (WAF), a civil suit on behalf of the victims has been delayed again due to devious legal maneuvers by the St. Louis Police Department (one of the defendants). The police have appealed a judge’s ruling that they can not be granted qualified immunity for raiding CAMP, a community center in St. Louis (home of Confluence and the Independent Media Center) and the Bolozone, a housing cooperative in south city.

Before his trial, before the release of any evidence to the public, the mainstream media convicted Kevin Johnson of killing a cop. Why does the “innocent until proven guilty” standard only apply to police who shoot and kill people, and not the other way around?