Ferguson Officer Pointing Gun at Man With Camera: "I Will Kill You" (Video)

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Aug. 20 2014 2:07 PM

Ferguson Officer Pointing Gun at Man With Camera: "I Will Kill You"

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From the video.

User "Gena Trius"/YouTube

While Ferguson was relatively peaceful last night, a video posted on YouTube early this morning captures an officer aiming his gun at a man with a camera and threatening to kill him:

While the men shouting at the officer in the video come across less as protestors in fear for their lives and more like brat kids tattling on their little sister, the officer's reaction still seems well out of proportion to the circumstances, and it's far from the first time in recent days that police have aimed weapons at unarmed protestors.

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Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.

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