Missouri Governor Sends National Guard to Ferguson

Nigel Duara and Jim Suhr, Yahoo! News, August 18, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager.

In a statement, Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring peace and order” to the St. Louis suburb that has been filled almost nightly with angry, defiant crowds since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed Aug. 9.

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As night fell in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street and authorities–who said they were responding to reports of gunfire, looting, vandalism and protesters who hurled Molotov cocktails–pushed them back by repeatedly firing tear gas. The streets were empty well before a state-imposed curfew took effect at midnight.

“Based on the conditions, I had no alternative but to elevate the level of response,” said Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is command in Ferguson.

At least two people were wounded in shootings by civilians, he said.

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Sunday’s clashes in Ferguson erupted three hours before the midnight curfew imposed by a day earlier by Nixon.

Officers in riot gear ordered all protesters to disperse. Many of the marchers retreated, but a group of about 100 stood defiantly about two blocks away until getting hit by another volley of tear gas.

Protesters laid a line of cinder blocks across the street near the QuikTrip convenience store that was burned down last week. It was an apparent attempt to block police vehicles, but the vehicles easily plowed through. Someone set a nearby trash bin on fire, and the crackle of gunfire could be heard from several blocks away.

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Earlier in the day, Johnson said he had met members of Brown’s family and the experience “brought tears to my eyes and shame to my heart.”

“When this is over,” he told the crowd, “I’m going to go in my son’s room. My black son, who wears his pants sagging, who wears his hat cocked to the side, got tattoos on his arms, but that’s my baby.”

Johnson added: “We all need to thank the Browns for Michael. Because Michael’s going to make it better for our sons to be better black men.”

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Nixon said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he was not aware the police were going to release surveillance video from the store where Brown is alleged to have stolen a $49 box of cigars.

“It’s appeared to cast aspersions on a young man that was gunned down in the street. It made emotions raw,” Nixon said.

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About 150 people gathered in St. Louis on Sunday to show support for Wilson. The crowd protested outside a TV station because it had broadcast from in front of the officer’s home.

The station, KSDK, later apologized on its website. Others in the group, composed mostly of police and relatives of officers, carried signs urging people to wait for all the facts in the shooting case.

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  • Nancy

    Did everyone get that? We all need to THANK the Brown family for raising a violent, ignorant, arrogant thug. Gotcha.

    • TruthBeTold

      Johnson added: “We all need to thank the Browns for Michael. Because
      Michael’s going to make it better for our sons to be better black men.”

      Well, it’s going to make better black men so everything was worth it.

      • Who Me?

        Johnson added: “We all need to thank the Browns for Michael. Because Michael’s going to make it better for our sons to be better black men.”

        ———————————-
        I know it’s nagger logic, but I’d like to know how that’s supposed to work?

        • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

          He’s probably assuming that after the witch hunt, arrest, and show trial conviction of officer cracka, king Oogabooga the first will decree that white officers are no longer allowed to draw their weapons when confronting a black yoof, under any circumstances.

          That’s my best guess at the monkey logic rolling around in his empty cranium.

    • Manaphy

      We can also thank the black coonmunity for raising an entire race of violent, ignorant, arrogant thugs.

  • anony

    It’s about time! This un-civilized behavior needs to be crushed.

  • MekongDelta69

    Our race-baiter-in-chief… I mean, dictator-in-chief, is sending down Eric Hold ‘Em Up to Ferguson, who will get to the ‘bottom’ of all this (‘fairly and equally,’ doncha know.))

    Translation:
    “We will hang that cop by his cojones, so that the New Black Panther Party will be pleased.”

  • Tarczan

    I thought Johnson, the magic negro cop, was going to bring peace and understanding to Ferguson.

    • 1stworlder

      He did walk shoulder to shoulder with blood gang bangers.

      • Noone

        Pretty disgusting. I can’t believe Ron Johnson would cooperate with criminals.

        • indoctrination_FAIL

          You can’t believe this AA hire would do that? Really?

          You are the problem.

          • Noone

            Excuse my naivety.

        • propagandaoftruth

          He’s black, and like Eric Holder, his main mission is looking out for his own. You and I are not members of that group. We are the enemy.

          All AA farces are compromised by their incompetence and understand that if expected to perform like Whites, would loose all the “hard earned” gibsmedat they suck up at the expense of more qualified Whites, at the expense of the civilization they destroy by their simple existence, destroy faster when placed in charge.

          Blacks are an existential threat to Whites with or without unearned power. They are truly genocidal when upjumped.

          Cease holding any delusions otherwise. There are no magical negroes. Magic ain’t real – just an illusion. White genocide is real, and almost every Negro is “working” and praying for it.

          Dark enlightenment. You must steel yourself and mentally toughen yourself. Envision responses, individual and group, and don’t be afraid to think out the box.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “When this is over,” he told the crowd, “I’m going to go in my son’s room. My black son, who wears his pants sagging, who wears his hat cocked to the side, got tattoos on his arms, but that’s my baby.”
      —————-
      You raised him to wear that ghetto clown outfit?
      A law enforcement officer raised a tattooed ghetto clown rat? Really?
      AA FARCE. He’s encouraging his own son. Buy him some new job-gitten clothes and remove the tattoos – and you’ll still have a low IQ, antinomian little bundle of White genocide, AA FARCE NEGRO “COP”.
      Buy of course AA farce negro cops are your enemy, Whitey, not your friend. All AA farces are your existential enemies as are all Whites who continence and encourage such.

      • John R

        Did he really say that? Of course, I shouldn’t be at all surprised.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    Why? So the MONG can stand around, do nothing and let the riots happen and have MCs thrown at them?

    Funny all the whining last week was about “militarized police,” and not only did the Highway Patrol get increasingly more “militarized” over the last two nights, now they’re being moved out and replace by people whose paychecks are actually signed by the Pentagon.

    Clearly they’re at a loss, and they don’t want to admit the truth, and they don’t want to consider doing what they must do to stop this. Which is mostly what the local cops who had control somewhat over this situation three days last week were doing. So all I think they can do is seal an area around ground zero and let the undertow have at it until it’s all gone. Or maybe if Nixon and Obama grow some stones, it’s getting close to the first of the month, so cut off the welfare checks, and at that point all the Section 8 EBT ghetto black queens who can’t control their sons will suddenly find a way to control their sons.

    • evilsandmich

      So all I think they can do is seal an area around ground zero and let the undertow have at it until it’s all gone.

      If the law enforcement left the area alone then they may possibly find a way to self organize (a’la a Brazlian favela). Probably not, but maybe, either way a valuable lesson would be learned…mmmmaybe.

  • Nancy

    I particularly enjoyed Johnson’s sweet little anecdote about his son.

    ““When this is over,” he told the crowd, “I’m going to go in my son’s room. My black son, who wears his pants sagging, who wears his hat cocked to the side, got tattoos on his arms, but that’s my baby.”

    How about this: When you get home, go into your son’s room, tell him to take off that dumb*ss hat, pull up his ******* pants, and remind him that wrangling with a police officer and resisting arrest will rightfully get him shot.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Berserker

      This so-called ‘parent’ surrendered to his son becoming his own stereotype. #pathetic

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      She probably has tats all over her.

      Dark skinned black people getting tats makes about as much sense as airplane skywriting at night.

    • Jack Burton

      Just another example of regression to the mean, even middle class blacks end up raising hoodlums.

    • John R

      Yeah. Law enforcement officer who can’t control or even influence, his own son.

  • Adolf Verloc

    “Johnson added: “We all need to thank the Browns for Michael. Because Michael’s going to make it better for our sons to be better black men.”” A thief and a bully as a role model – just what black youths need.

    • anony

      It’s called racial solidarity; we need some of that.

      I guess that black State trooper isn’t aware of the rap sheet that kid had.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Well, that is what they are.

  • alex

    Victims and potential victims of black violence should also protest: “Hands Up- Don’t Kill, Rob, Assault, Rape.”

    • Kenner

      The new meme is ‘Pants Up! Don’t Loot!’

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    BTW there will be no more curfew. I don’t see why, it worked out so well the last two nights.

  • Dave West

    So at first there was looting and the police were blamed for letting it happen, then the police became more militarized and the looting stopped for a few nights, then people complained the the police were “antagonizing” protestors after scores of Molotov cocktails were thrown. The police took on a more “friendly” image. This worked for one night and then the looting resumed once the weekend hit and the police were again blamed for letting it happen. A curfew is imposed, the looting continues and confrontations between protestors and police increase. The curfew is blamed for antagonizing the protestors. Trying to keep black crowds from getting violent while at the same time trying to not look too “discriminatory” is like playing hot potato, chess, and walking over hot coals at the same time.

    • Adolf Verloc

      Police departments seem to have forgotten all the lessons learned with the black riots of the 60s. You meet the first signs of trouble with overwhelming force – not a massacre, but enough cops to beat heads, make a lot of arrests and disperse crowds. I lived in Philadelphia at that time and then Police Commissioner (later mayor) Frank Rizzo used to keep several busloads of cops in riot gear cruising during “long hot summer” nights. I saw them in action once, and the shenanigans stopped immediately.

      • IstvanIN

        The late Mayor of Elizabeth NJ, Tom Dunn, did somehting similar while Newark burned.

    • rowingfool

      The Press doesn’t like to see militarized police because it doesn’t fit with their narrative. According to them, Whites are supposed to cower in fear of the more powerful Negro physique. The Negroes they worship are supposed to intimidate Whites, not the other way around. After all, that’s what they see every week on Football Sunday, isn’t it?

      But the body armor can’t hide the burly biceps on those (mostly white) guys in uniform. They’re buffed and look like they just came from the weight room. There’s a photo of two of them taking down a black protester. They are trained fighters. Where’s that black punk’s “knockout game” now? Where’s the vaunted black physical superiority we’re all supposed to be intimidated by now that he’s faced with real white males and not just seventy-five year olds, young women and college professors?

      Owners of the media, reporters, professors, Hear This! The black male’s alleged superiority that you were banking on to cow Whites into submission simply doesn’t exist. You planned on using frightening (to you anyway) Black males to police your future dystopia in which whites had been reduced to neutered drones–like today’s metro-sexual whites. The men in those armored personnel carriers disprove your thesis. You may slander them, besmirch them with words and so on, but in the end, it will be they who will rule the streets and not your gaggle of jacked up gang bangers.

      • rowingfool

        Black yoof’s fathers failed to engage in their son’s lives, consequently, Black yoofs know the White world only through tender-hearted, white women–teachers, social workers and such. They have never experienced the disciplined world of work created by white males. They know nothing of the individual and social intelligence needed to create a modern industrial economy.

        Now, for the first time in their lives, they meet real white men in these disciplined police who are forced to do the job their black father’s neglected. Don’t blame the white policeman for having to step up where the black father has failed. This encounter was bound to happen, it could not be avoided.

        This is a rite of passage for ghetto yoof. The hip-hop world is a secondary, subsidiary realm within and made possible by an electronically connected larger universe. The ghetto yoof must come to the realization that he is not the center of this larger universe, just his own imaginary one. That learning process is bound to cause emotional turmoil in his drug-addled, misguided, narcissistic brain.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    There’s something very odd about repealing the curfew at the same time you send in the National Guard. Something’s fishy. Does Obama/Holder/Nixon want some sort of deadly shooting incident tonight? So as to impose martial law on St. Louis? As a test.

    Sorry to be so paranoid, but my lord, Captain Ron Johnson was stirring up the crowd in church with his remarks, when he should have been saying things to calm people down.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity
  • Luca

    I’m old school. I think German shepherds, fire hoses, billy clubs and live ammo are greatly underrated and under used.

    • IstvanIN

      Shoot to kill after a certain hour, or perhaps a warning to disperse, would solve a lot of problems.

    • Spikeygrrl

      I breed German Shepherd Dogs for working applications. Although some of them go to search & rescue and disabled assistance, it is absolutely no accident that most of them sell to law enforcement, corrections (prisons), and military.

      It is a rare GSD pup indeed which does not INSTINCTIVELY react to knee grows with suspicion — and, if provocation ensues, with aggression. It doesn’t matter whether or not the dog has ever seen a knee grow before; its gut reaction is: “Uh-oh, stay on alert, this one’s a Bad Guy.”

      So, it would seem that liberals are not only less intelligent than actual mentally retarded people, they are also less accurate judges of character than DOGS.

      • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

        I’ve always been impressed with many breed’s instinctual wariness of blacks, given dogs “sixth sense” and almost supernatural sense of smell (maybe one and the same) I firmly believe that they can sense or smell that the average black is a primal, dangerous creature, something not quite human, and they react appropriately.

        I love it when someone brings their pet “good negro” to a house party or some such, and the dog which was happily letting everyone pet, feed, and gush over him suddenly tenses up and starts with that low gutteral “danger” growl when the magic negro shows up.

        The temptation to bust up laughing in the ensuing awkward silence is almost unbearable, its like the dog is saying out loud what so many others are thinking but too scared to say, “who invited THAT thing… ”

        • Spikeygrrl

          On the flip side, when a GSD does approve of a knee grow, it’s RIGHT.

          Back when I was Managing Partner of a sexy little sci/tech multimedia company, I hired “Joe” as our first Design Director. Joe was a quiet, fluidly intelligent, ferociously talented recent BFA graduate of one of the most prestigious fine arts programs on the Eastern Seaboard. He was also black. Since my primary male GSD at the time almost always came to the office with me, I spent a lot of time before Joe’s first week with us trying to figure out how to broker the necessary truce. But I needn’t have worried; the dog easily accepted Joe with no fanfare whatsoever. Joe worked for us for six very good years before moving on to a larger firm which made him a salary offer we just couldn’t match. His ethics were always impeccable and his creative output always praiseworthy. And my GSD KNEW IT right off the bat!

          Sometimes I truly wonder if they’re not smarter than we are.

          • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

            Hahaha, as much as I hate to admit it, as I long ago became bitter to the point of just assuming every black is a bad black, you’re spot on. The very very few who don’t raise the hackles on my dog’s backs cause absolutely no problems whatsoever, and typically turned out to be excellent workers / employee’s, etc.

            I think the logical explanation is there is no real “middle ground” with them, there’s a threshold made up of varying different genetic traits and switches, one of which is IQ, but I think in some of them, all the switches end up being flipped the “right” way genetically, for whatever reason, leading to them being not just intelligent, but usually substantially more so than the typical black.

            You can see it in the occasional “uncle tom” who posts on a story like this Ferguson one, where he makes a reasoned, logical statement about how the black “yoof” was clearly in the wrong, and how they need to “as a people, work on their problems”. These posts are ALWAYS clear, concise, intelligent, well thought out, and free of typos and grammatical errors.

            All of the above are highlighted when he’s swarmed by the “other” blacks, like a bleeding swimmer surrounded by sharks, who actually type in ebonics, cant spell worth a damn, or form coherent sentences, use punctuation, etc. Its a night and day difference. I think the “good ones” likely ALL have an IQ notably over 100.
            Anyway, thanks for the dog talk!

      • Luca

        “The more I learn about people, the more I love my dog.”

  • glennm

    we really live in bizzaro world

  • Bobbala

    Aren’t there enough federal agents to hand out drinks & sandwiches and register democrat voters …

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Wasn’t Governor Nixon just whining about the militarization of the situation a few days ago??

    Jay Nixon is criticizing the ‘over-militarization’ of the police response to protests

    http //www cnn com/2014/08/17/politics/missouri-governor-nixon-ferguson/

    And whining about police “attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting?”

    http //www breitbart com/Breitbart-TV/2014/08/17/Gov-Nixon-Brown-besmirched-by-police

    Silence when a Dim calls up the National Guard but when a Republican tries it?

    Ask Rick Perry.

    Congratulations, Missouri: I thought we Californians had the worst governor possible of all 57 states in Jerry Brown.

    I was wrong. Yours is worse.

    • evilsandmich

      I’m not sold on the idea that we should let our police departments militarize themselves on the off-chance that we’ll need them to keep blacks from burning down their own neighborhood.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I strongly believe those military weapons the local cops are acquiring are to be used against Whites.

        After looking at the targets they’re using for target practice (old men, pregnant women, children — ALL WHITE) — I’m sure of it.

  • gemjunior

    This is just a waste of resources. They should have just let them all wreck the place completely and then just barricade off the place and let them all starve.

  • obot

    I thought he sent in the magic negro state trooper who was going to calm all the bruthas down.

    • Dave West

      Yeah I know, even Fox thinks he’s a hero. Given the coverage by the media you get the impression that Jesus came back as a black Missouri State Highway Patrol captain who managed to stop black thugs from looting for one single night, then the weekend rolled around and all Hell broke loose again.

  • Viking_61

    Those Molotov cocktails were brought in by all the white anarchist-Antifa types you saw in the most recent Ferguson footage.

    • Luca

      It’s the bored “Occupy” rejects looking for a new cause.

  • Michigan Patriot

    Just another normal day in the ” hood “; can’t wait for more section 8 housing to be introduced into the next lily-White neighborhood by our Pogrom government.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Too bad it isn’t the brown shirts.

  • Earl Turner

    It better be majority-white units. I am all too familiar with the negroes who serve in the National Guard. They are absolutely useless.

    • Guest

      Almost right:
      I am all too familiar with the negroes. They are absolutely useless.
      fixed it for ya ;-)

  • R L Buds

    “It’s appeared to cast aspersions on a young man that was gunned down in the street. It made emotions raw,” Nixon said.”

    So basicaaly showing him as the criminal he was is a bad thing?

    “About 150 people gathered in St. Louis on Sunday to show support for Wilson. The crowd protested outside a TV station because it had broadcast from in front of the officer’s home.

    The station, KSDK, later apologized on its website.”

    WTF is this, they apologized for trying to show both sides of the story.