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Missouri Governor Triples National Guard Presence In Ferguson

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Missouri Governor Triples National Guard Presence In Ferguson


Ferguson (United States) (AFP) – The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri on Tuesday ordered hundreds more National Guard troops into the riot-hit town of Ferguson and said their role would be expanded in a bid to quell violence.

Looting erupted and businesses were set ablaze in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, late Monday after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August.

Governor Jay Nixon told reporters that a total of 2,200 National Guard troops would be deployed in the area Tuesday — triple the 700 who were on the streets when violence exploded the night before.

“Lives and property must be protected. This community deserves to have peace,” Nixon said.

“The Guard team will be positioned and ready to act at a moment’s notice if challenges arise.”

AFP Photo/Jewel Samad





  1. Dominick Vila November 26, 2014

    Fascinating. After all the shenanigans employed by the Ferguson prosecutor to get an outcome from the Grand Jury that would save him from exposing the societal problems that exist in that city, after delaying the announcement of the Grand Jury decision by over 8 hours to ensure it happened at night, giving cover to the outside elements that hid behind local protesters to pursue the goal of deflecting attention from a national problem to the more convenient debate over vandalism and looting, and after delaying the deployment of National Guardsmen, good ole Governor Nixon now deploys sufficient National Guardsmen to guard property that has already been burned or looted? You got to be kidding!

  2. Joseph Kelsall November 26, 2014

    National Guard ‘did nothing’ about a Neo-Nazi sergeant who had a Hitler portrait hanging in his living room


    PUBLISHED: 21:42, 28 March 2012 | UPDATED: 23:12, 28 March 2012

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    The Missouri National Guard are accused of ‘doing nothing’ to follow up numerous complaints that a sergeant was a Neo-Nazi who had a portrait of Hitler hanging is his living room.

    Sergeant Nathan Wooten, 32, hung the picture of Adolf Hitler up, tried to recruit colleagues to the Neo-Nazi cause and named his son after a notorious leader of the German S.S, according to three of his former co-workers.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121821/National-Guard-did-Neo-Nazi-sergeant-hung-Hitler-portrait-up.html#ixzz3KBVqO5U4
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  3. Ed Ingraham November 27, 2014

    We also need to keep in mind that the mentality of today’s liberals necessitates an active, vigorous, armed self-defense.


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