The official release of the St Louis County Grand Jury decision regarding Ferguson Police Department (MO) Officer Darren Wilson has not occurred, but is expected to manifest itself some time this week.
In the meantime, protesters can’t wait to cork off — and they’ve had no qualms about saying precisely that. The New Black Panthers are in Ferguson, advocating violence against police.
On the other hand, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has activated his national guard on Monday.
Also of interest is this:
Mark Paffrath noticed something strange in the parking garage of the hotel he worked at. There were numerous vehicles from The Department of Homeland Security sitting there. Paffrath took a couple of photos and posted them to his Facebook page.
Those posts landed him in hot water with Drury Plaza Hotel management. According to Argus News Now, the Navy veteran was called into a meeting and told to delete the posts. He complied, but unfortunately that did not satisfy his bosses. He was fired a couple of days later. After being let go, he re-posted the images to his Facebook page.
What were dozens of DHS vehicles doing parked in a garage Chesterfield, MO? Chesterfield is about 25 miles from Ferguson, where officials are planning for potential riots pending the decision of a grand jury about whether to charge officer Darren Williams in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The Federal Protective Service is an agency formerly under General Services (now under Homeland Security) which is tasked with the external and sometimes internal security of federal buildings around the nation. In short, the vehicles were being staged for Ferguson.
One question, however: just what is the federal government’s role in the riots that are sure to come in and around Ferguson?