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'Thunderstruck?’: Missouri Governor Helped
Ferguson Get Surplus Military Equipment

Daily Signal, by Melissa Quinn

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Posted By:Flyright, 8/19/2014 7:39:04 AM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who yesterday said he was “thunderstruck” to learn how militarized police in Ferguson had become, signed off as recently as January on statewide participation in a Pentagon program providing local police departments with surplus equipment.In authorizing Ferguson police and other local law enforcement agencies to apply for firearms and other equipment, Nixon also directed his administration to “conduct management and oversight of the program,” documents show. Should Nixon, a Democrat elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, have been surprised? Participating jurisdictions, including agencies in St. Louis County, received weapons and equipment as early as 2010

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/19/2014 7:58:10 AM     (No. 9971468)

At the root of the Dems current problem was the labeling of Tea Party (and all Conservatives) as "terrorists". Thus the need for spectacular military hardware to showcase the futile (and alleged) conservative lawlessness.

Of course it has not come to pass (probably will never come to pass). The only and true enemy of the U.S. is the Democrat base. So that´s where the asymmetric military card has been automatically played.

Dems scattering like cockroaches in the sunlight.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 8/19/2014 8:01:06 AM     (No. 9971472)

How can I qualify for some of this surplus equipment? I wouldn´t mind a recoiless rifle mounted in my front yard. Or a Bradly tank.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/19/2014 8:07:24 AM     (No. 9971477)

nixon = democrat = liar

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happywarrior, 8/19/2014 8:10:49 AM     (No. 9971479)

0bama and Holder forgot to stencil the words "Use only against The Tea Party and Disgruntled Veterans" on all the military vehicles.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/19/2014 8:20:03 AM     (No. 9971491)

The militarization of local police and non-defense government agencies is just one more disaster brought to us by the WH. And like everything else they´ve done, it´s blowing up in their faces.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/19/2014 8:29:34 AM     (No. 9971503)

Nixon is a Democrat.

His pressers have been disgustingly inept as he hit all the wrong tones.

He is a weakling. A disaster.

As for "militarizing" the police, it has seemed that in actuality - to protect the police and the decent citizens of Ferguson - that was very necessary. Now he is turning tail. As I said, weakling.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/19/2014 9:10:13 AM     (No. 9971557)

What is the use of having it. They aren’t allowed to use it.
Re: Ferguson……

Maybe when a TEA party riots and loots a 7-11!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/19/2014 9:35:12 AM     (No. 9971596)

Nixon was surprised at how stupid he is - -

- - but he shouldn´t have been.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 8/19/2014 10:50:36 AM     (No. 9971740)

It´s not the equipment you have - its what you do, or don´t do, with it.

In this case it is too bad that Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson doesn´t have the police force using their military equipment to stop and apprehend looters instead of standing there watching them loot stores and run away with their arms full of looted goods.

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