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State of emergency declared in Missouri preceding Verdict

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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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This is not good. Regardless of opinions we don't know the true facts but a state of emergency pretty much gives local authorities carte blanche to do whatever they please.

I am NOT American but do believe in the right to protest. This will divide people but see it from a long perspective. If you believed you had a legitimate point of protest how would you feel that it was deemed as a threat.



NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Missouri, including Sections 44.010 through 44.130, RSMo, do hereby declare a State of Emergency exists in the State of Missouri.

I further direct the Missouri State Highway Patrol together with the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to operate as a Unified Command to protect civil rights and ensure public safety in the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region.

I further order that the St. Louis County Police Department shall have command and operational control over security in the City of Ferguson relating to areas of protests, acts of civil disobedience and conduct otherwise arising from such activities.

I further order that the Unified Command may exercise operational authority in such other jurisdictions it deems necessary to protect civil rights and ensure public safety and that other law enforcement agencies shall assist the Unified Command when so requested and shall cooperate with operational directives of the Unified Command.


governor.mo.gov...

This week will be hard. Stay strong.




posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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So how many states in America are under martial law now?



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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So they've known the verdict for days, right?

What a farce. Why even bother with it?


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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: Dabrazzo
So how many states in America are under martial law now?


Still zero.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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I smell a revolution in the air.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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I wish they would have done as asked, and released the verdict over the weekend.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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There will be war in the streets.

Lots of organizations involved here.




posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: murch

Holy Cow! This is crazy. I live a few hours away from there. I can't believe how 'global' Ferguson has gone. Unreal.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: AgentShillington

Weird cause Missouri pretty much seems like it is and after that recent school shooting in Washington, again that seemed very much like martial law to me.

Im sure its all fine though, a "state of emergency" sounds pretty legit.

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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: Dabrazzo
a reply to: AgentShillington

Weird cause Missouri pretty much seems like it is and after that recent school shooting in Washington, again that seemed very much like martial law to me.

Im sure its all fine though.


You asked a question with a very real answer. There are zero states under martial law and haven't been any states under martial law since Alabama in 61. We can get into semantics arguments between State of Emergency and Martial Law if you want, but I gotta tell you, I will lose interest because I don't care.
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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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There will be an overwhelming Police Presence.

I don't care what the descsion of the Grand Jury is.

Unarmed Protesters are not going to take on Cops with full body armor.

If they do....They will lose.

The Police have had weeks to prepare. It's over Ferguson, Go Home.

You can't win, you won't win, pick another place to show your displeasure.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: murch


This week will be hard. Stay strong.

Meh. It's kind of old news at this point.
My husband is a veteran of the Missouri National Guard; he just looked up the local news (I told him I was reading the Executive Order that you posted).....they (local news) are reporting that "the Governor activated the National Guard!". And this is NOT TRUE. They (the National Guard) are on alert, and they (the National Guard) are not suiting up and locking and loading. No. They arent'. They have to wait for further input from the Highway Patrol or Governor to do anything.


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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
I wish they would have done as asked, and released the verdict over the weekend.


That was my thought as well. Looks as if they are waiting for the weather to warm up. Not enough chances to loot and pillage, I mean the use of a militarized police force when its below freezing.
Temps will be in the mid 50'sF latter this week, that way they can get enough to show up for this round.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: AgentShillington

Meh, just seems to be more of a regular thing that with each and every one of these tragedies, U.S states seem to be pushing there luck pretty far with regards to civil liberties. Whether or not martial law is officialy declared, it very much seems to look that way.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
There will be an overwhelming Police Presence.

I don't care what the descsion of the Grand Jury is.

Unarmed Protesters are not going to take on Cops with full body armor.

If they do....They will lose.

The Police have had weeks to prepare. It's over Ferguson, Go Home.

You can't win, you won't win, pick another place to show your displeasure.


Oh, come on. You don't think the war will be on the moment a cop in riot gear is photographed attacking an unarmed person in the wake of a decision about whether or not a cop should be accused of a crime?

This hasn't even started.
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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: Dabrazzo
a reply to: AgentShillington

Meh, just seems to be more of a regular thing that with each and every one of these tragedies, U.S states seem to be pushing there luck pretty far with regards to civil liberties. Whether or not martial law is officialy declared, it very much seems to look that way.


Only to people that haven't ever seen what martial law looks like. America isn't as awesome as it once was, but we are far from martial law.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


There will be war in the streets.

No. There won't.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: AgentShillington

Matter of perspective I guess.

But masked storm troopers in armored vehicles brutalising unarmed civilians engaged in protest very much looks like it to me.
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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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Oh they are ready.


Chesterfield, Missouri – Earlier this week, 28-year-old Mark Paffrath was fired from his job at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield because he photographed hundreds of Department Of Homeland Security vehicles that were parked in the hotel parking garage. Paffrath has been working at the Drury Plaza Hotel as a Houseman for over a year, and before that he had spent a number of years in the Middle East with the US military. When Paffrath went into work on Thursday, he noticed that the parking garage was filled with government vehicles, and he found this to be a bit strange, especially considering the recent tensions in the nearby town of Ferguson. Paffrath then took two photographs and one short video of what he was seeing, and posted the evidence to his Facebook page with a caption that said “why are all the cop cars here…I wonder if it has anything to do with Ferguson.” The next day,Paffrath was called into his manger’s office and was told that he had to remove the posts from his Facebook page. Paffrath complied with his manager’s demands and thought that the issue was over. However, the very next day he was called into the office again, but this time, his manager was joined by Jim Bohnert, Director of Security for the Drury Hotels Company. Paffrath was told by Bohnert that the Hotel company has a $150,000 contract with the Department of Homeland Security, which was put into jeopardy by Paffrath’s Facebook posts. Mark said that he was then fired, and was told by Mr. Bohnert that he was a terrorist, and that he “dishonorably served his country” by posting the photos and video. Bohnert then allegedly threatened Paffrath with arrest if he decided to go back and repost the videos. Read more at thefreethoughtproject.com...







posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: xuenchen


There will be war in the streets.

No. There won't.


I think many Agents Provocateurs are involved.

This is a multi-city effort.







 
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