"We need to demilitarize this situation. This kind of response by the police has become the problem instead of the solution," said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was in Ferguson on Thursday and spoke by phone with Holder.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, said police need to "demilitarize" in Ferguson due to their response against the protesters.
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