Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Thursday met with members of the community in Ferguson, Mo. and criticized the way police have handled the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown.
"We need to de-militarize this situation—this kind of response by the police has become the problem instead of the solution," she said in a statement. "I obviously respect law enforcement’s work to provide public safety, but my constituents are allowed to have peaceful protests, and the police need to respect that right and protect that right. Today is going to be a new start, we can and need to do better."
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