Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has activated the National Guard to help law enforcement in “periods of unrest”.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard on Monday afternoon.
According to a news release, the role of the National Guard is to “…support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.”
“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Gov. Nixon said.
Nixon’s order also establishes that the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis County Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will operate as a unified command to keep members of the public safe and protect property, while allowing citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.
Under the executive order, the St. Louis County Police Department will have command and operational control over security in the City of Ferguson in areas of protests and acts of civil disobedience, should such activities occur.
How sad a commentary it is that such steps are necessary. But the Lynch Mob mentality of the social justice crowd who have used the Michael Brown shooting for their own purposes, along with years of Leftists propaganda about how racist America is have created such an environment. We should all pray that cooler heads prevail, and at the same time accept the reality that the chance of violence exists, and not just around St. Louis either. Other large cities might see problems too. So, as I said pray for peace, but prepare for “unrest”.