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A St. Ann, Missouri, police officer is suspended after pointing an assault rifle at a protester in Ferguson, St. Louis County police say.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
FERGUSON, MO – A police officer from St. Ann, Missouri, has been relieved of duty and suspended indefinitely after pointing an assault rifle at a protester, in Ferguson, the St. Louis County Police Department said in a statement. “On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, shortly before midnight, an incident occurred wherein a St. Ann Police Officer pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a peaceful protestor after a verbal exchange. It was at this time a St. Louis County Police Sergeant walked over and immediately took action, forcing the officer to lower the weapon, and escorting him away from the area,” the statement read. St. Ann, like Ferguson, is a suburb of St. Louis.
According to a website called the Missouri Torch, the man French is referring to is one Greg "Joey" Johnson, of Chicago. They have a variety of other images and videos of Johnson and assorted "commie" — their word — friends being shown around Ferguson. It's pretty plain they've identified him correctly. Johnson has been kicking around the paranoid end of American politics for some time. (To be utterly clear to any conservatives getting excited just reading this, that paranoid end is a 360 degree circle, really, comprising members of all stripes of political thought.) But he hasn't been wholly ineffective, as an activist. For one example: those of you who went to law school, might recognize him as the same Gregory Johnson who was the defendant in Texas v. Johnson, the case which held that flag-burning is a protected activity under the First Amendment. The group with which Johnson is affiliated, the Revolutionary Communist Party, is nowadays largely regarded as crank-ish even by many self-identified Communists. It is routinely referred to as a "cult of personality" for its leader Bob Avakian. Avakian, who lives in self-imposed exile... somewhere, still believes that Communist revolution is possible and writes long tracts to that end, identifying the end of racial oppression as key to the eventual overthrow of capitalism.
Greg "Joey" Johnson in Sanford, FL during the Trayvon Martin case. He lies during his ranting and says that he's from Oakland, CA. He is working to overthrow the U.S. government by way of civil unrest. And what better way to do this than to widen the divide between the races. That's what they're up to.
originally posted by: zysin5
Why do I feel bad for the officers family? NOT the officer.
I should not feel bad in the least bit but in the end I do.
The Times also found since-deleted tweets by Weston in which he says he's considering seeking out Eric Holder to punch him, accuses Ron Johnson of practicing a racial "double standard" in Ferguson, and characterizes Johnson's approach to protests as "Hug a Thug." Weston confirmed to the Times that the Twitter account in question was his.
originally posted by: zysin5
a reply to: thishereguy
I give you thanks for posting that for me here!
I scrolled down and now have the pictures I need to confirm those reports.
I am saddened to see these Agent provocateurs in full action here.
Just as with this cop. These people do not account for the masses here.
CONTEXT WARNING-- This photo has nothing to do with the officer making threats. I asked for confirmation about cocktails being used, as a side quest to this main thread here. In hind sight, might not have been wise, to mix these together, but the members here are sharp as a razor. Those of you who read this, can read between the lines.
Cocktails confirmed. via pictures. I also got confirmed reports that also it was them unsuccessfully lightning it. I did double check that, and found it to hold up. so please keep that in mind when viewing this photo. I asked for the photos, and I got this. So tired right now I am exhausted mentally and physically. It takes a toll. I will come back with a fresh mind set. and see if I can find more to this.
I have no will to spread dis info. But they are being shown, trying to light them.. No pics of them throwing these. Show me a pic of them being thrown and hitting cops.. The cops must have at least 1 photo of that right?
Again, exhausted and taxed out. I hope this photo does not make me seem like a MSM tool or anything.. Just trying to be fair to both sides.
But that still does not excuse this officer for his actions.