Jay Nixon about 15 hours ago - “The cops are over-militarized!!”
Now he sends in soldiers.
Cops are NOT national guard.... National guard are NOT cops.
Big difference here.
Looks like a bait & switch now.
The cops are over militarized. Heck they are better equipped then the national guard will be.
Was thinking the same.
The lunatics and liberals, and race baiters were moaning about police being military to deflect attention away from the robbery, crime, and rioting.
Now the military is there
Exactly. The irony is lost on a particular audience.
The cops in this country DO need to be de-militarized. The national guard should have been called out as soon as the damn looting started.
This governor, like most politicians, is highly unqualified.
I am sick to death of the collective African, jungle, tribal mentality running feral in our streets. I’m even more sick of funding it.
The cops are over-militarized.
If the public can’t tell the cops from the military, the cops have too much stuff.
Let’s be real for a minute here on FR. WE HAVE BEEN complaining, watching, etc. the up-arming of the police with armored vehicles, drones, etc. and we complain ...we worry...and Ferguson demonstrates the public reaction when COPS are put on the street that look like faux military.
In fact, I’d lay odds it is all that equipment that lead the mayor, chief of police, and even the governor to be stupid about how much control they really had. The equipment made them feel over-confident about their ability to respond, which they have no ROE to use that equipment. The over-confidence escalated matters and delayed the governor’s response of calling in the National Guard.
I commented the other day when he put a 12-5am curfew out...what? I commented that was another dumb move. Curfew is dusk to dawn. There is absolutely no need for protests after dark.
This is a major mess and then you have the likes of Sharpton out there declaring a march on DC! What the heck? It is time to arrest such agents of violence.