Governor Nixon Explains Why the National Guard Was Not Sent to Ferguson: We Didn’t Want a Kent State [Video]
Utter and total bull crap. Nixon had the Guard stand down because he had Valerie Jarrett whispering in his ear. He was ordered to do it and we all know it. He wouldn’t even talk to the Mayor of Ferguson and kept that same Mayor from being the center of attention in the public eye. You saw Nixon and his cronies on the boob tube, but the rest were nowhere to be seen and that was by design. The Mayor was ignored and dissed at every turn. When Jarrett speaks, Nixon grovels and caters to her every whim. Progressive boot lickers – Nixon is a government toadie extraordinaire.
From Gateway Pundit:
Governor Jay Nixon finally explained why he did not send the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri.
–We Didn’t want a Kent State situation.
On early Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told FOX 2 anchors that he had repeatedly requested the National Guard… But his requests were ignored.
“I know I’ve been on the phone in contact with the County Executive’s Office. I know he has requested. I am requesting. I’ve requested the National Guard troops to come out from their command post to help restore order along the business district. We have not seen that… Those calls have gone unheeded at this point… We need to have the governor step up and give us the resources that he’s promised from the beginning. He said he would have a strong response. The resources necessary would be provided. They have not been provided so far.“
At least 18 businesses were torched to the ground and dozens were vandalized and looted.
On Thursday Governor Jay Nixon finally explained why he did not send in the National Guard.
FOX 2 reported:
Governor Jay Nixon answers why the National Guard left North County unprotected the night of the Grand Jury decision.
On November 24th, businesses burned while National Guard Quick Responders waited for a call that didn’t come until after midnight.
One guardsmen told me, “We were watching, on TV and smart phones, the city burn, while we stood by ready.”
The 700 Guardsmen who got the call were sent to St. Louis City and Clayton.
We’ve been asking the Governor’s office this week whether St. Louis County`s Police Chief requested Guardsmen in North County.
Thursday in Rolla, I asked, “What`s the answer to the yes or no question, did St. Louis County`s Police Chief ask for North County to be protected?”
Governor Nixon responded, “Well certainly we all worked together to make sure we were working on the dual pillars.”
Hayes followed up, “So then why did Rapid Response sit and watch businesses burn?”
Governor: “Well as I said before the plan that night was to make sure we had officers out there.”
Hayes: “But they weren’t out there.”
Governor: “There were 700, yes they were.”
Hayes: “But there were 1500 sitting and waiting. 700 out on the streets and 1500 waiting for a call.”
Governor: “There were 700 assigned that night, others came later as the night went on.”
Not until 1am November 25th- nearly two hours after Fox 2 asked the Governor`s office – “Where`s the guard in North County?”
I asked the Governor, ‘”..like they were in Clayton, why not have them in North County like… it sounds like you`re saying the St. Louis County Police Chief did ask for that presence.”
Governor: “No, what I`m saying is the plan was that the law enforcement officers who have been trained would be out on the front lines. You didn`t want to have a Kent State situation. You certainly didn`t want to have a situation where Guardsmen who had only been there a few hours, who had not been used to the very kinetic atmosphere of people throwing things, screaming things at the very front tip of that spear. That was the plan. I think it has prevented loss of life.”
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder weighed in.
While businesses burned, were looted and vandalized, Nixon sat by and did nothing. The Mayor and Lt. Governor begged him… but he had his marching orders. Remember, Nixon was the one who came out and said Wilson should be indicted early on and then had to walk it back. Seriously? Another Kent State? That is what you were worried about? Not the destruction, looting and violence? If Jarrett says let the bitch burn, Nixon is cool with that. He has just ensured Kent State will be a walk in the bloody park compared to these riots. He might start by reviewing the murder last week of the white Bosnian man, pulled out of his car and then bludgeoned to death with hammers by black and Hispanic guys. Avoidance is not deterrence – it is provocation. You have invited even more violence by not enforcing the law and standing by your police officers and the citizens of Ferguson and Missouri. Nixon has blood on his hands and a friend in the White House.
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