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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Open Letter of Warning to Governor Nixon From Missouri Oath Keepers

Governor Nixon:

The events in Ferguson have shown us daily that the looting and violence by a few is not being stopped, while the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition government for redress of grievances is not being respected. The current riot control tactics of the local police, rooted in outmoded techniques developed in the 1950’s – and only made worse by the ongoing militarization of our police – are failing the people of Ferguson, giving them a false choice between rampant looting on the one hand, and hyper-militarized police and curfews on the other (which also fail to stop the looting, leaving the mistaken impression among many of the American people that even moremilitarization and curtailment of free speech and assembly is needed). Our local boots on the ground, made up of retired police officers, military veterans, and intelligence workers (with critical input from current serving Missouri police officers) have answers that could provide the people of Ferguson the relief they need and deserve while respecting their rights. It is time to change a losing game.

The militarized police response we saw in Ferguson did not work. All it did was violate the rights of peaceful protesters and media, alienate the community, and make our country look even more like a police state, with big, intimidating displays of heavily armed, militarized officers, in full “battle-rattle” and backed by BearCat type armored vehicles, firing CS gas and rubber bullets into peaceful protesters and even at media personnel, while failing to stop those relative few who were actually looting, throwing Molotov cocktails, and shooting.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The moment private property is destroyed or stolen the peaceful protest has transformed.
You are now a mob.

lmclain said...

LOL......the police attacked the peaceful protesters, too, 12:30. You must be a cop.
I suppose the reporters the cops assaulted and arrested were rioting looters hell bent on destruction, too?
The "you are now a mob" cop reasoning also doesn't quite explain how the police stood by and WATCHED looters destroy businesses. Were the police afraid of the mob? Yeah, they were afraid, since it is their admitted state of mind, all the time, everywhere, in all situations.
Dress like Rambo, act like Rue Paul..

Anonymous said...

lmclain said...
LOL......the police attacked the peaceful protesters, too, 12:30. You must be a cop.
I suppose the reporters the cops assaulted and arrested were rioting looters hell bent on destruction, too?
The "you are now a mob" cop reasoning also doesn't quite explain how the police stood by and WATCHED looters destroy businesses. Were the police afraid of the mob? Yeah, they were afraid, since it is their admitted state of mind, all the time, everywhere, in all situations.
Dress like Rambo, act like Rue Paul..

August 26, 2014 at 1:43 PM

LOL...... You must be a cop hater

Anonymous said...

What about James foley who got beheaded where are the protests for that? Will Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson rally for him

lmclain said...

4:25....good, well-reasoned response to my assertions.
You must be a cop, too. lol...

Anonymous said...

I'm with lmclain.
We do not hate cops. We hate sociapath thug Government mercenaries that forgot their oath.
You know? The ones that victimize people on a regular basis while carpetbagging for the state or feds.
The ones that can't admit they are wrong? The ones that beat their wives and children? You know?? The ones that pull their gun and kill because they are afraid of a crippled 76 year old man with a cane?? The ones that falsify statements and reports even when there are video and audio tapes to contradict their "stories" (lies)? And the ones that support the cop with the false story and lies because of some imaginary thin blue line or brotherhood of omerta?
Those cops.