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  •  So much has gone on with the police and who is (6+ / 0-)

    in charge, that I am unclear on this point:

    Who is yelling at the media? I understand from other reports that MSNBC crew was threatened with being Maced if they did not leave immediately the same night that Mustafa Hussein was threatened with being shot.

    So my question is, which police are these? Are they the state highway patrol which supposedly is in charge? Why are they behaving this way, when it is clear their commander does not have this attitude?

    Or are they from another force?  Why are these officers being so poorly led and poorly commanded that they can threaten the lives and safety of the press?

    Surely their commanders know that the courts have repeatedly ruled the press has a right to be present and the people have a right to video tape the public actions of the police.  Or not, I guess.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 09:42:38 AM PDT

    •  Every police department in the (3+ / 0-)
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      surrounding areas were called in to help once shots were fired.

      "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.: Maya Angelou

      by PsychoSavannah on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 09:52:09 AM PDT

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      •  I know that happened at first, but then the (1+ / 0-)
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        Governor said that the state police - the Missouri State Highway Patrol was "taking over".  

        What I wonder is whether all the police officers have been changed out and are no longer working riot duty, or if only the commander has changed, but not the officers?

        We need a clear outline of who is in charge and who is doing the work, because they continue to be heavy handed and out of line.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 11:45:37 AM PDT

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