Ferguson police officers are allegedly telling their supporters to get a gun soon if they do not already own one. Panic and anger have risen in Ferguson in recent days, especially after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard. The Darren Wilson grand jury verdict is expected to be handed down any day now. The local prosecuting attorney said a decision in the Michael Brown shooting will be delivered by mid to late November.
Users on an online Ferguson police forum claim that the law enforcement officers will be “powerless” to protect the public. One man identifying himself as a “cop” said, “Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us.” Missouri as a whole, not just the Ferguson and Clayton areas, are reportedly bracing themselves for violent protests, all-out riots and looting in the wake of the Darren Wilson grand jury decision.
No one, not even the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, yet knows if a Darren Wilson indictment or a “no true bill” decision will be handed down in the Mike Brown shooting case. Yet, the mobilization of the National Guard by Governor Jay Nixon and other related plans to deal with crowd control have been viewed by many as an indicator that troubled streets could once again materialize in Ferguson.
Michael Brown shooting protesters have already gathered around the city of Ferguson and are awaiting what many in the group feel will be a no-indictment decision for Darren Wilson. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said officer Wilson will return to the force if he is not indicted in the Michael Brown shooting.
Online chatter on the St. Louis Cop Talk forum also allegedly claims that Ferguson police officers and Darren Wilson supporters fully expect “furious clashes” on the streets and at businesses regardless of the grand jury decision. One police forum user who uses the screen name “A Concerned Cop” told Ferguson residents to garner firearms in order to protect their families. “I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times,” he said. Another poster said, “We can’t even hit our sticks on the ground,” in order to maintain order and deter violent protesters.
As already noted by the Inquisitr, Ferguson gun sales and firearms purchases in adjoining towns in St. Louis County have skyrocketed in the past several weeks. Gun training classes offered by at least one gun store are booked solid through January.
Some St. Louis Cop Talk forum members have deemed the Mike Brown shooting protesters as “terrorists” in recent posts. The police forum has now been removed from public view on the internet, according to the Daily Mail. Those who visit the website now must attempt to set up a membership in order to go past a basic start page. Before its removal, some alleged law enforcement officers reportedly suggested requesting the aid of the fire department and using water hoses to protect the police and citizens from the Michael Brown protesters.
What do you think about the St. Louis Cop Talk forum comments? Will the streets of Ferguson be filled with violence, rioting and looting if the Darren Wilson grand jury does not indict him for the Michael Brown shooting?
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