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.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 patrol’s 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 we’re 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.”