Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ferguson Mayor Neville Chamberlin James Knowles Throws Police Chief Thomas Jackson to Nazis as Part of Surrender Reform Package, Declares “Peace in Our Time”



[See also, by yours truly:

“Four White Cops Already Ferguson’s ‘Invisible Victims,’ as the Need for Ruthless Coercion Mounts.”]

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, yelling at Police Chief Thomas Jackson: Where's that indictment, you silly, stupid old fool? Where's that indictment? Do you realize what this means? It means more riots, and scandal and disgrace! That's what it means! One of us is going to jail; well, it's not gonna be me!

CNN: Ferguson police chief expected to step down
Posted 9:01 pm, October 28, 2014
By CNN Wires
Updated at 12:12 a.m., October 29, 2014

FERGUSON, MO – The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials.

Under the proposed plan, after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson leaves, city leadership would ask the St. Louis County police chief to take over management of Ferguson’s police force.

Related: Source: Massive Ferguson reform package developing

The announcement could come as soon as next week. It would be one step in what local officials hope will help reduce tensions in the city as the public awaits a decision on whether the St. Louis County grand jury will bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Jackson said Tuesday he is not being pushed out.

“Nobody in my chain of command has asked me to resign, nor have I been terminated,” he said on the phone to CNN.

And Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said there is no plan in place for the police chief to step down.

When asked whether the federal government was pressuring the city to force out the police chief, he told CNN: “People have been saying that for months, I mean for him to step down. But we’ve stood by him this entire time. So there is no change on that.”

The St. Louis suburb drew national attention after protests erupted following Wilson’s shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American.

Wilson, who is white, hasn’t been charged in the case, though a grand jury is hearing evidence that could lead to an indictment.

Jackson had faced criticism over his department’s handling of the Brown shooting and the protests in its aftermath.

Last month, weeks after the Justice Department announced it was investigating Ferguson police, Jackson told CNN he would not step down despite calls for his ouster.

“I’ve talked to a lot of people who have initially called for that and then changed their mind after having meetings and discussions about moving forward,” he said.

“Realistically, I’m going to stay here and see this through.”

Speaking about his job and the fallout over the Brown shooting, he said, “This is mine, and I’m taking ownership of it.”

Justice Department investigation

Justice Department investigators are looking at the Ferguson Police Department’s use of force, analyzing stops, searches and arrests and examining the treatment of individuals detained at Ferguson’s city jail, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said. That complicates plans expressed by some officials who want to dissolve the entire Ferguson Police Department and turn over law enforcement to county police.

In an interview with CNN last week, Holder said the Justice Department was looking at the leadership of the Police Department as part of its ongoing investigation of the department’s practices.

“We have an ongoing — having a practice investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. And we’re looking at a whole variety of things, including the leadership of that department, the practices that the department engages in, the nature of the interaction between the department and the community that it is supposed to serve,” Holder said. “So I think it’s a little premature for me at this point to comment on the leadership of the Ferguson Police Department. That is certainly something that we are looking at.”

Chief apologized last month

Last month, Jackson released a video apology he said was directed at Brown’s parents and the peaceful demonstrators who took to Ferguson’s streets to protest the teen’s death.

“The right of the people to peacefully assemble is what the police are here to protect. If anyone who was peacefully exercising that right is upset and angry, I feel responsible and I’m sorry,” he said.

He also acknowledged that the incident had sparked a larger conversation about societal issues.

“Overnight I went from being a small-town police chief to being part of a conversation about racism, equality and the role of policing in that conversation. As chief of police, I want to be part of that conversation. I also want to be part of the solution,” he said.

He conceded that Ferguson and the surrounding areas have “much work to do.”

“For any mistakes I’ve made, I take full responsibility. It’s an honor to serve the city of Ferguson and the people who live there. I look forward to working with you in the future to solve our problems, and once again, I deeply apologize to the Brown family,” he said.

Later that day, he waded into the crowd at a protest and apologized again.

Some people seemed satisfied by his apologies. But not everyone was anxious to hear from him.

[Reports said that they started to riot, and Jackson had to be rescued by the policemen he’d betrayed.]

One man shouted into a bullhorn: “If you are not resigning tonight, go home.”


eah said...

Stupid man. He ought to know by now that groveling and apologizing doesn't help -- it only emboldens the animals.

Anonymous said...

As I follow this lynching going on in Ferguson, Mo, I feel like I am watching the Clint Eastwood movie, "Hang'em High" for real.
Except there will be no justice brought to the lynch party in Furguson.

Chicago guy said...

It won't work, it only whets the mob's taste for more. Nothing can please them now. The line should have been held early on; waffling only allows the anti-civilization forces to gain momentum. Any white or middle-class black who did something so radical as to actually work for a living and buy a house in the area has pretty much seen the value of it drop to nothing and become unsellable. Detroit is the next stop. Some lessons can be learned here if people are willing to learn.

Anonymous said...

Shout into a bullhorn. Blacks like bullhorns. They yell into them and like to hear their loud voice empty of any reason or sense. Blacks like bullhorns and bricks both.

Anonymous said...

Just like Treyvons in FLA. Police chief there too gone in rapid fashion. They are not to blame for anything but sacrificed in the name of "peace".

Anonymous said...

And when the refusal to indict decision comes out, watch out then. The Governor of MO will be hard pressed not to assign a special prosecutor to the case with the order to indict the officer. We are at the end of the beginning only now.

Anonymous said...

Their jaws jut way forward too. Look at the picture of the one with the white cap or whatever it is on his head.

Anonymous said...

Let the Blacks have Ferguson: whitey should leave the area and take their productivity with them. Detroit shows that whitey doesn't have to remain captive of the African-American tax eaters. Leaving is a viable strategy for dealing with 85IQ residents whose entire idea of government is to TAKE. Whitey IS THE TAX BASE because it is their brain power that actually produces something.