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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:21 PM

 

Officer in Fergison goes on twitter rant; calls protesters thugs, threatens to assault AG Holder



A Velda City police officer who has been part of the militarized police apparatus holding down operations on West Florissant Avenue is spreading lies about Ferguson protesters online.

Sergeant Mike Weston, going by the handle "officeranon2" on Twitter, engaged with users of the social-media network about a tear-gas attack by St. Louis County police on protesters in their own back yard on Monday, August 11. In the conversation, a Twitter user wanted to know why police would fire tear gas at people on their own property. Weston tells them it's because protesters were firing guns from their back yard. But that's not true, as evidenced in the video below.



Daily RFT was in the back yard that was tear-gassed and caught the incident on video. No shots were ever fired anybody in the back yard, and each person had their hands up in protest. Here's that video:

Daily RFT contacted the Velda City Police Department, and Weston confirmed the account was his and explained the allegations he made against Ferguson residents who were attacked with tear gas on their own property.

"I wasn't spreading misinformation," he said. "There were shots being fired some yards, maybe not this particular one."

Weston then admitted that he wasn't in the group of police officers that was marching down the street and firing tear gas into yards. He said he was in the back closer to the command center, several blocks away...


Read More: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/08/cop_working_ferguson_protest_falsely_accuses_protesters_of_firing_guns_leading_to_gas_attack.php

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Reply Officer in Fergison goes on twitter rant; calls protesters thugs, threatens to assault AG Holder (Original post)
951-Riverside Aug 2014 OP
Sanity Claws Aug 2014 #1
L0oniX Aug 2014 #28
The Magistrate Aug 2014 #2
Louisiana1976 Aug 2014 #4
Humanist_Activist Aug 2014 #3
VanGoghRocks Aug 2014 #8
Humanist_Activist Aug 2014 #10
VanGoghRocks Aug 2014 #12
Humanist_Activist Aug 2014 #14
VanGoghRocks Aug 2014 #15
Humanist_Activist Aug 2014 #16
uponit7771 Aug 2014 #5
Lex Aug 2014 #6
VanGoghRocks Aug 2014 #7
msongs Aug 2014 #11
VanGoghRocks Aug 2014 #13
dilby Aug 2014 #9
blkmusclmachine Aug 2014 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2014 #18
sarge43 Aug 2014 #19
frylock Aug 2014 #20
yourout Aug 2014 #21
BronxBoy Aug 2014 #22
etherealtruth Aug 2014 #23
GoCubsGo Aug 2014 #24
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #25
L0oniX Aug 2014 #26
L0oniX Aug 2014 #27
Brigid Aug 2014 #29
Cha Aug 2014 #30
heaven05 Aug 2014 #31
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2014 #32
Dont call me Shirley Aug 2014 #33

Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:25 PM

1. He should be arrested for inciting a riot

False accusations could easily incite a riot in that atmosphere.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 07:03 PM

28. Some how these fucking pigs got the idea they can threaten anyone.

 

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:25 PM

2. Nothing Arrest For 'Terroristic Threats' By The F.B.I. Would Not Cure, Sir

I will not hold my breath waiting, mind, but it ought to be done, just to put the wretch in the system....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:28 PM

4. Yeah--he should be arrested for threatening Holder.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:26 PM

3. That's a threat against a Federal Official, should be arrested for that.

Not to mention its a realistic threat, this person, if they truly are an officer in the Ferguson PD, may have access to Holder.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:35 PM

8. Maybe not arrested, but certainly investigated and relieved of duty while the investigation is

 

ongoing. I think this officer hails from 'Velda City,' not from Ferguson proper. Sounds like he may live in Kirkwood, FWIW.

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Response to VanGoghRocks (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:40 PM

10. Ugh, Kirkwood is kinda fucked up, so no surprise there. n/t

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:50 PM

12. I have some very distant relatives (first cousins and first cousins, once

 

removed) who live in the vicinity (either Ladue or Olivette) and I remember their being incredibly racist, although I've had nothing to do with any of them since late adolescence some 40 years ago. I remember the suburbs they lived in were almost exclusively white, while blacks were confined to the inner city (and maybe University City, but don't remember). I remember hearing the name "Kirkwood" from time to time, but remember nothing about it.

That racism seems like such a foreign mindset to me now; I doubt I'd be able to live amongst them for very long without shooting myself or drinking myself into a coma.

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Response to VanGoghRocks (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:56 PM

14. Yeah, if it was 40 years ago, those people fled to St. Charles, St. Peters or O'Fallon...

on the other side of the river, at least in many cases, to get away from the blacks in U City and other inner ring suburbs. Kirkwood is still mostly white, and has its own racist attitudes. I grew up in St. Charles, which is extremely racist, but also very localized and/or odd. While I was at high school, from early to mid 1990s, our star football player was black and dated a white cheerleader all that time, never heard a bad word about it at school, in fact I don't think anyone, or myself remarked on it as anything unusual.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 04:03 PM

15. It's weird. As soon as you mentioned 'St. Charles,' I had this vague feeling of

 

having heard that some of them moved there (maybe to avoid having their kids bussed into integrated St. Louis schools?). Like I say, I've had nothing to do with that side of the family for many years but St. Charles rang a distant bell.

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Response to VanGoghRocks (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 04:08 PM

16. Yeah, St. Charles County is right across the river, and we just had a HUGE...

localized controversy because an inner ring suburb, Normandy, which is majority black, and right next door to Ferguson. Normandy's school district lost accreditation this previous year, and the district was supposed to pay to have its students bussed to surrounding districts, and the one chosen was Francis-Howell, which is located mostly in St. Peters, which is in St. Charles County. Lawsuits were filed, racist parents are up in arms, etc.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:31 PM

5. Threat of bodily harm against a fed... this is example of what NOT to do

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:32 PM

6. Armed to the teeth and they are such whiners.

Like this one. Twittering their little boy fantasies, but can't handle a water bottle thrown at them, even in battle armor.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:33 PM

7. Wow! I'm sure if I were to threaten a federal official, I would rightly face some

 

intense scrutiny from the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction. So is this officer going to be investigated or relieved of duty? That comment almost verges on sedition, save that one might argue that 'punch him in the nose' is rhetorical hyperbole. As I say, though, I'm growing alarmed at the levels of rhetorical excess, mostly from LEOs at this point.

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Response to VanGoghRocks (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:47 PM

11. cliven bundy's friends threatened feds and got away with it, nothing new here nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:53 PM

13. That is an excellent point. I was speaking as a 'leftist' when I said I would

 

be investigated were I to make such threats. But your point is well taken!

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:36 PM

9. So cops don't like it when an Authority figure comes in and treats them as criminals.

Funny because pot meet kettle. Oh and hey the cops have nothing to worry about if they have done nothing wrong, right? That and as long as they follow orders when the feds say they will be just fine.

Look at the bright side Mr. Weston at least you won't be shot for arguing with a fed or not following orders fast enough. Remember that next time you think about shooting an unarmed black man.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 05:11 PM

17. And here I thought that the LAPD was the most corrupt PD in the nation.

 

Or are all the PD's going super-corrupt at basically the same time???

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 05:34 PM

18. The qualifications for being in law enforcement must be pretty low in the state of Missouri.

Many of these seem bound and determined to dig themselves a hole.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 05:52 PM

19. Congratulations MO

You are now America's official hell hole. You had stiff competition, FL, TX, MS, AL, but you showed 'em.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:04 PM

20. i'm sure he'll enjoy his paid vaycay

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:09 PM

21. That should be an immediate.......YOUR FIRED!

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:13 PM

22. And we should believe anything...,

The Ferguson police department says...Why??

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:14 PM

23. No surprise, but still ... wtf? n/t

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:24 PM

24. Well, that sure explains a lot.

It's no wonder there's the kind of strife we've seeing there if that's the kind of people that make up their police force.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:51 PM

25. Right. He should punch Holder in the nose for so many reasons.

The big reason, and the real reason is that Holder is a black man. This officer is just another racist fuck.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 06:59 PM

26. No visit from the SS yet?

 

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 07:09 PM

29. If I threatened a federal official . . .

I would expect my little white butt to be put in the slammer. So how is this different?

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 08:08 PM

30. No, asshole.. You "should" be sent home to cool your fucking stupidity. Pre-emtive strike!

"Sergeant Colby Dolly, the chief aide to Police Chief John Belmar, said they used tear gas in the video because the people in their back yard looked like they were up to no good"

Gawd they're so stupid as to be a danger to society.

thanks Riverside

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 12:28 PM

31. I've known this , but

 

just wasn't really acknowledging it. This country, now that the racist genie is out the bottle, is like Humpty Dumpty, AFTER, he fell off the wall. The RW are stomping on the pieces, the LW can't find the pieces and no one will be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Foolish, foolish racist who think they are justified in being such. Such a sad, true testament to the myth of a color blind-post racial society. What a fucking joke.....don't get me wrong there has never been a color blind amerikkka or color blind individuals. That's a myth also.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 05:13 PM

32. Way back at the command center they no doubt went by what officers up front told them....

 

Of course, none of THEM would try to make it sound exciting, dangerous,..or be bucking for a medal for heroism.

They would describe this...



...as a single Caucasian male, possibly armed, in a barricade situation who refuses to comply with orders.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 05:54 PM

33. Sounds like he took lessons from Kris Kobach and Ted Nugent

I hope he gets a visit from the sec serv

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