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Nixon Decries ‘Militarization,’ Sends In National Guard

From the Washington Examiner:

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls up National Guard to help in Ferguson

By Susan Crabtree | August 18, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is deploying the state National Guard to Ferguson to try to reestablish order in the streets as violent attacks intensified Sunday a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Sunday morning Nixon said the violent clashes were dissipating after he imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb Friday. But they flared again Sunday night with reports of protesters firing on police, throwing Molotov cocktails, looting and attempts to block roads and overrun the police command center. Police reportedly used tear gas on protesters in return.

Nixon called the attacks “deliberate, coordinated and intensifying,” and announced that he had called up the Missouri National Guard to help restore “peace and order.” …

Mr. Nixon just notice that? Still, does this mean that the sainted Capt. Johnson and the sainted Highway Patrol were not capable of handling these grieving ‘protesters’?

[And yet] over the weekend Nixon said he was “thunderstruck” by the images of the Ferguson police’s military-style response to the first days of the unrest. “All of us were thunderstruck by the pictures we saw — the over-militarization, the MRAPs rolling in, the guns pointed at kids in the street,” he told ABC’s "This Week" on Sunday morning.

Apparently, the National Guards MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) and guns aren’t as intimidating as the Highway Patrol and Ferguson Police’s MRAPs and guns.

“All of that ratcheted the feelings up.”

What doesn’t ratchet up these protesters’ ‘feelings’?

After seeing how the Ferguson police was handling the violent clashes with protesters, Nixon said he stepped in to put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security in the St. Louis suburb. He said the move was aimed at putting “a much different face on law enforcement there while respecting and allowing the first amendment rights to grieve and to speak.” …

And riot and loot.

Nixon also said he was unhappy with the Ferguson police’s decision to release a video allegedly showing Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store and aggressively pushing the store clerk on his way out the door.

“We were unaware that they were going to release it,” he said. “We were unhappy the way they [did.]" He said emotions were already “raw” and the video only exacerbated tensions in the community…

Why? Because it undercut the lies the protesters’ leaders and the media were spewing? In fact, weren’t they demanding more information?

An attorney for Brown’s family Friday said the release was an attempt to “assassinate the character of Michael Brown” and give some justification for the shooting.

Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson said he released the video in response to reporters’ requests.

Just wait. Whoever requested that video to be released will be fired. The media knows that there are some things the public has no right to know.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 18th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Nixon Decries ‘Militarization,’ Sends In National Guard”

  1. Ot’s a fine way for the Black Community to get the respect they deserve and need. By tolerating violence, thuggery, illiteracy and being used by the Democrat Party

    Good Job, black leaders




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