If You Liked Ferguson’s Curfew, You’re Gonna LOVE Missouri Governor’s Raising the Stakes Even More!
After another night of violence in protester-plagued Ferguson, Missouri, the heretofore feckless Governor has finally girded his loins and decided to call the big dogs in – he’s calling in the National Guard!
Here’s his Executive Order in all it’s police power splendor:
“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk,” Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. “Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard to assist … in restoring peace and order to this community.”
Now I think this puts the media in a bit of a dilemma because Nixon is most definitely a Democrat, and they surely won’t criticize him no matter how much they hate, or pretend to hate, the police state. Up to now it’s been relatively easy to cast the Mayor and Police Chief of Ferguson as evil, scheming, racist devils. But how will they manage to downplay any abuses by their Democrat Governor?
I have a hunch that in the coming days we’ll see a cleaving of the media into those with some vague sense of principle, and those who will suddenly see nothing wrong with a police state even though they were absolutely incensed at the imposition of a curfew days ago.