The governor of Missouri will reportedly relieve St. Louis County law enforcement from policing the ongoing demonstrations in the town of Ferguson, paving the way for possible state or federal intervention.
Rep Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri told Bloomberg News on Thursday morning that Gov. Jay Nixon, also a Democrat, had confirmed to him that county police will be pulled from their duties in Ferguson, where outrage continues to erupt following the officer-involved shooting and killing of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, on Saturday.
On Wednesday evening, protests in Ferguson for the fourth straight day appeared to resemble a war zone when militarized police began firing tear gas and non-lethal ammunition into the streets towards private residences. Two journalists, one from Washington Post and another from Huffington Post, were briefly detained while on assignment.
Clay: "The gov. just called me and he's on his way to St. Louis now to announce he's taking St. Louis County police out of the situation"
— Derek Wallbank (@dwallbank) August 14, 2014
“The gov. just called me and he’s on his way to St. Louis now to announce he’s taking St. Louis County police out of the situation,” Rep. Clay told Derek Wallbank, a reporter for Bloomberg, early Wednesday.
According to Wallbank’s Twitter account, Gov. Nixon neglected to tell Rep. Clay if state police or the Federal Bureau of Investigation would take control of the situation.
The FBI has previously acknowledged that it is investigating Saturday’s shooting death, and Rep. Clay issued a statement on Monday with other members of Congress urging federal agents to expand their probe.
“In light of the foregoing developments, we ask the Department of Justice to investigate the shooting of Michael Brown, looking at both the facts of the specific incident as well as the potential for any pattern or practice of police misconduct by the Ferguson Police Department,” reads a portion of the statement, signed by Reps. Clay, John Conyers (D-Michigan) and Marsha Fudge (D-Ohio).
3 thoughts on “St. Louis County police will no longer be involved in policing Ferguson”
I love those worthless MRAPs. I think they look more like big dutch ovens. Good for cooking pork.
Hell, you know the worthless pigs would just hide behind or inside the things if a real shooting went down. They’d wait until the perp ran out of ammo and shot himself. Then, they’d come in full bad-ass mode shouting “Get down! Get down!!”, throwing flash-bangs everywhere, and shooting any dog in sight.
Just shine a laser pointer at their heads and watch them scream for Momma.
makes you wonder how many of those cops will jump ship and go to work with the feds?
I mean hell. its the same agenda .., them against us.. how hard is that?
as we all well know .. you can have a killer bad cop in one dept. if he gets reprimanded he dont go to jail,, he gets 2 weeks paid vacation a desk job and if he does get dropped he just goes to a different dept and start all over again
They are not solving their own problems so they are coming back to bite them in the a$$
““The gov. just called me and he’s on his way to St. Louis now to announce he’s taking St. Louis County police out of the situation,” Rep. Clay told Derek Wallbank, a reporter for Bloomberg, early Wednesday.”
Do we even have governors anymore? Every single one of them just sits on their asses and calls the federal government for anything and everything dealing with state matters, rather than handling it themselves like their job description entails. Perry did it and now Missouri’s governor is doing it. I’m guessing none of them even know the 10th Article to the Bill of Rights. They just keep taking away their people and calling up the federal government.
Pretty soon the governor is going to be calling the Feds for a small theft at a convenient store. Oh wait! They’re already doing that!
It’s time to fire these assholes and install new ones that know how to do their damn jobs! 😡