“Yesterday, the city of St. Louis got hit with no fewer than fourteen lawsuits focused on the police department’s response to protests last September — suits alleging that officers rounded up protesters and bystanders alike, pepper spraying and beating them and then charged them with “failure to disperse.” <br><br>Today, travelers to St. Louis were greeted with the above image in an email from travel site Expedia, asking, “Ready to make the most of your trip?” <br><br>”Now that you’re here,” the site enthused, “it’s the perfect time to see what’s happening in St. Louis.” <br><br>And above that cheerful text? A photo of a dozen or so people in riot gear, with shields marked “POLICE.” “

"Yesterday, the city of St. Louis got hit with no fewer than fourteen lawsuits focused on the police department's response to protests last September — suits alleging that officers rounded up protesters and bystanders alike, pepper spraying and beating them and then charged them with "failure to disperse."

Today, travelers to St. Louis were greeted with the above image in an email from travel site Expedia, asking, "Ready to make the most of your trip?"

"Now that you're here," the site enthused, "it's the perfect time to see what's happening in St. Louis."

And above that cheerful text? A photo of a dozen or so people in riot gear, with shields marked "POLICE." "

Expedia Touts the Real St. Louis Experience with Police Shields, Riot Gear

Yesterday, the city of St. Louis got hit with no fewer than fourteen lawsuits focused on the police department's response to protests last September —...
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