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Missouri - Embattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks

Published on: October 31, 2014 04:19 PM
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Missouri - The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer’s fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent call for “wholesale change” in the department.

Ferguson chief Tom Jackson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1yLo8GH ) that Holder’s comments in Washington this week were “irresponsible” while federal investigations into both Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death and the broader Ferguson police operations are still going on.

A St. Louis County grand jury considering whether to bring criminal charges against Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Jackson said he is “low-hanging fruit” after a series of published reports suggesting he was being forced to step down to soothe department critics. The chief said he has no plans to resign.



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 Oct 31, 2014 at 11:31 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

He runs a small, unprofessional department that self-funds by running speed traps and writing tickets. There are 91 towns in the county. 58 of them have these little departments. He hires cops (like the shooter) from other hick departments, like the Jennings Police Department that were closed down for corruption. Police departments in the county are profit centers set up to shake down poor people.

Look at how poorly this, and other local departments handled this situation. Who the heck leaves a body in the street for five hours? Who has police officers who level their weapons at peaceful protestors? Who has policemen that screams at protestors?

We pay policemen to do a job. This guy and his department are not good enough to be on the payroll. They need to find a job they can do.

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 Nov 01, 2014 at 08:12 PM STL Yid Says:

Reply to #1  
PaulinSaudi Says:

He runs a small, unprofessional department that self-funds by running speed traps and writing tickets. There are 91 towns in the county. 58 of them have these little departments. He hires cops (like the shooter) from other hick departments, like the Jennings Police Department that were closed down for corruption. Police departments in the county are profit centers set up to shake down poor people.

Look at how poorly this, and other local departments handled this situation. Who the heck leaves a body in the street for five hours? Who has police officers who level their weapons at peaceful protestors? Who has policemen that screams at protestors?

We pay policemen to do a job. This guy and his department are not good enough to be on the payroll. They need to find a job they can do.

And you know this how? From siting in palatial Boro Park or Flatbush estate? There is a lot more to this country than NYC.

COME VISIT, YOU MAY LEARN SOMETHING USEFUL.

The bottom line is that the dead shucher got EXACTLY what he deserved. Unfortunately he didnt get it while he was busy beating the /:@;)$$ out of the cop in the squad car.

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 Nov 01, 2014 at 09:32 PM Ovadia Says:

To Paul in Saudi- I have nothing but contempt for Chief Jackson of the Ferguson, Mo. PD. He is a double dipper, who is receiving a pension from the St. Louis County PD, where he spent 31 years. The latter being said, whether it was legally justified or not, he handled the shooting death of Michael Brown very badly, from day one. He released what he wanted to release, and withheld information, which he wanted to withhold. Secondly, while it is possible that the reason that a blanket could not be placed over the body (since the fibers on the blanket, could have contaminated forensic evidence), there is no reason why some barrier could not have been placed around the body, to have prevented viewing, by the public. Also, four hours was an unreasonable to have left human remains in the street. However, regarding your criticism of how cops handled the demonstrators, in your country of residence (Saudi Arabia), the local cops would have been far more brutal to the crowds. They would have opened fire with live ammunition. In addition, the religious police harass people for minor infractions, including not being properly covered up, holding hands, or other trivial matters (woman driving).

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 Nov 01, 2014 at 10:48 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

I am in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

More and more, the shooting seems to have been legit. That is one issue, but only one.

Another issue is the inability of the local police to do the job they are being paid to do.

When their was a shooting in town, the police were so bad at their job that they left the body on the street for hours. When there were protests, the police could not do their job correctly. When protests became riots, the police became a national laughing stock and a worldwide disgrace.

It is as simple as this, taxpayers expect public workers to be able to do their jobs. These policemen, this police chief were unable to do so. They should be fired.

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 Nov 02, 2014 at 09:10 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Did you see the latest from Charlack, Missouri,also in Saint Louis County? The county and I guess the state has a problem with its small police departments.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlack,_Missouri

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 Nov 02, 2014 at 09:53 AM awacs Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

I am in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

More and more, the shooting seems to have been legit. That is one issue, but only one.

Another issue is the inability of the local police to do the job they are being paid to do.

When their was a shooting in town, the police were so bad at their job that they left the body on the street for hours. When there were protests, the police could not do their job correctly. When protests became riots, the police became a national laughing stock and a worldwide disgrace.

It is as simple as this, taxpayers expect public workers to be able to do their jobs. These policemen, this police chief were unable to do so. They should be fired.

As a cursory search (e.g., the NY Times) will tell you, the shooting was transferred to S. Louis County police right away. All the delay was on their part (e.g., 40 minutes to decided to call homicide detectives in, another hour for the medical examiner to show up, more time due to the crowd impinging on the crime scene). Granted that this wasn't a great show, but was does Ferguson PD have to do with it?

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 Nov 02, 2014 at 11:21 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Good point, and one we ought to think about. Perhaps all of Saint Louis County needs some better police.

I retired from Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. I do not expect I will ever want to go back.

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 Nov 02, 2014 at 03:00 PM awacs Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Good point, and one we ought to think about. Perhaps all of Saint Louis County needs some better police.

I retired from Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. I do not expect I will ever want to go back.

^This.^ All small town police, IMHO, can use an overhaul. But talent goes where the money goes, and the main attraction to being a small town cop is the power trip, right?

How are the police in Saud's Arabia, anyway?

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 Nov 02, 2014 at 08:16 PM marcia Says:

Reply to #1  
PaulinSaudi Says:

He runs a small, unprofessional department that self-funds by running speed traps and writing tickets. There are 91 towns in the county. 58 of them have these little departments. He hires cops (like the shooter) from other hick departments, like the Jennings Police Department that were closed down for corruption. Police departments in the county are profit centers set up to shake down poor people.

Look at how poorly this, and other local departments handled this situation. Who the heck leaves a body in the street for five hours? Who has police officers who level their weapons at peaceful protestors? Who has policemen that screams at protestors?

We pay policemen to do a job. This guy and his department are not good enough to be on the payroll. They need to find a job they can do.

Paul…I suggest you STAY in Saudi..You haven’t the vaguest idea what occurs in any PD much less Ferguson’s. Do I have an idea of what is actually happening in Ferguson, yes, I do.

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