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    St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Meet the Missouri Highway State Patrol captain who is taking over in Ferguson - The Washington Post

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has given control of security operations in Ferguson to Missouri State Highway Patrol. Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, who heads the highway patrols troop in the region, and will now direct the law enforcement response in the riot-riven city.
    We are going to have a different approach and have the approach that were in this together, Johnson told reporters Thursday. I understand the anger and fear that the citizens of Ferguson are feeling, and our officers will respect both of those.
    I think this is nothing more than a publicity stunt to make a situation that stinks of corruption, double standards and shady investigating seem less corrupt and shady and... double standard-ish (I didn't know how to make it into an adjective, sue me)?.... Why did it take Jay Nixon 3 days to acknowledge that police had responded violently to everyone, including those who were peacefully protesting? Why is Ronald J. Johnson being presented as the new head honcho when he still has to report to Major J. Bret Johnson? This stinks of a Governor trying to save face over the ****ty way this situation has been handled in general.
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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why is Ronald J. Johnson being presented as the new head honcho when he still has to report to Major J. Bret Johnson?
    Ron Johnson is apparently the head of the State Highway Patrol in the greater St. Louis area. The Major Bret Johnson looks to be head of the entire State Highway Patrol, i.e. Ron Johnson is Bret Johnson's direct report.

    Regardless Capt. Johnson has very quickly deescalated the situation. Going by Twitter this is the first night of peaceful protests & there isn't a single cop decked out in riot gear / armored personnel vehicles in the vicinity.

    Guess all it took was bringing in someone from the area + having him listen to the community ( i.e. "serve the community," as the police should ) for everyone's heads to cool.

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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch Thursday night blasted the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to replace St. Louis County Police control of the Ferguson situation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    “It's shameful what he did today, he had no legal authority to do that," McCulloch said. "To denigrate the men and women of the county police department is shameful."

    McCulloch blasts Nixon for replacing St. Louis County Police control : News
    Thank goodness the Feds are involved. This clownshoe isn't going to be able to weasle out of not charging the mystery cop.
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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think this is nothing more than a publicity stunt to make a situation that stinks of corruption, double standards and shady investigating seem less corrupt and shady and... double standard-ish (I didn't know how to make it into an adjective, sue me)?.... Why did it take Jay Nixon 3 days to acknowledge that police had responded violently to everyone, including those who were peacefully protesting? Why is Ronald J. Johnson being presented as the new head honcho when he still has to report to Major J. Bret Johnson? This stinks of a Governor trying to save face over the ****ty way this situation has been handled in general.
    A situation that stinks of corruption, double standards and shady investigating?
    What corruption?
    What double standard?
    And what shady investigating?

    Apparently these exist in your own thoughts.
    Not reality.
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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    A situation that stinks of corruption, double standards and shady investigating?
    What corruption?
    The type that plagues most unionized groups. Unless they're cops. Which you, "excon" seem to like a lot.

    What double standard?
    This type:

    Police Brutality Claims Are Rarely Prosecuted : Law: Vast majority of more than 300 cases in L.A. County since 1980 were dismissed, Times study finds. - Los Angeles Times

    In making their decisions, record show, prosecutors rely almost exclusively on reports given them by the police themselves, while employing policies that routinely result in rejection of all but the most overt cases of excessive force.
    And what shady investigating?
    The type where they don't question witnesses.

    Apparently these exist in your own thoughts.
    Not reality.
    Yes, we know Excon. Now run along.
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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Thank goodness the Feds are involved. This clownshoe isn't going to be able to weasle out of not charging the mystery cop.
    I normally trust Feds less than locals, but in this case the local PD were a bunch of morons and needed to be ousted.
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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    There are at least three very credible eye witnesses to the murder of Michael Brown.
    Yet no charges and no arrest has taken place.
    Missouri state law says that all police reports are public records.
    Yet the name of the cop in the murder of Michael brown has been kept secret.
    Ferguson and St Louis County police over-reacted to the protests with military, shows and exercise, of force.
    The Ferguson and St Louis County police did their best to suppress news coverage of the police riot to the point of arresting members of the press wearing press credentials and dismantling cameras and lights of news crews. Even tear-gassing some news crews who were no where near any protesters.
    More than half of the revenue generated by the town of Ferguson comes from traffic stops.
    Nine out of ten people who end up in traffic court in Ferguson are black.
    Fifty two of the fifty five policemen on the St Louis County police department are white.
    There has been a police riot every night that the St Louis County police were in charge.
    The Missouri state police took jurisdiction away fro the St Louis County police and peaceful protest took place without incident.
    The Ferguson and St Louis County police are the ones who come out of this whole thing smelling like ****.
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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Meet the Missouri Highway State Patrol captain who is taking over in Ferguson - The Washington Post

    I think this is nothing more than a publicity stunt to make a situation that stinks of corruption, double standards and shady investigating seem less corrupt and shady and... double standard-ish (I didn't know how to make it into an adjective, sue me)?.... Why did it take Jay Nixon 3 days to acknowledge that police had responded violently to everyone, including those who were peacefully protesting? Why is Ronald J. Johnson being presented as the new head honcho when he still has to report to Major J. Bret Johnson? This stinks of a Governor trying to save face over the ****ty way this situation has been handled in general.
    This is whole thing is so bizarre.

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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    I normally trust Feds less than locals, but in this case the local PD were a bunch of morons and needed to be ousted.
    They must be. It is hardly believable that this could happen.

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    Re: St. Louis County police relieved of duty in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    A situation that stinks of corruption, double standards and shady investigating?
    What corruption?
    The type that plagues most unionized groups.

    So you can not point to any actual corruption. Figures.



    So you can not point to any actual double standard in this case or of this Police Force. Figures.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And what shady investigating?
    The type where they don't question witnesses.
    What an absurd position.
    1.) Not having gotten to specific witnesses/suspects does not mean that they wont.
    2.) You have no idea of whom they have interviewed at this time. The Officer involved?; The store clerk?; Other witnesses, etc...
    All you are doing is spewing nonsense.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Apparently these exist in your own thoughts.
    Not reality
    . Yes, we know Excon.
    So you admit that your thoughts are delusional and not based in reality.
    Good for you. That is a start.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Now run along.
    Sorry I don't engage in what you do.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Unless they're cops. Which you, "excon" seem to like a lot.
    iLOL


    Besides me not having professed anything about the Police in this topic, your comment stands in stark contrast to the comments of others who believe I think cops can do no right.

    Which just shows that you know not of whom you speak.
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