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Missouri Gov. Nixon On Why National Guard Was Absent

Governor Jay Nixon explained why North County didn’t have a National Guard presence the night the grand jury announced its verdict in the case of Darren Wilson. Nixon talked to Chris Hayes of Fox2Now/St. Louis. One guardsmen told me, “We were watching, on TV and smart phones, the city burn, while we stood by ready.” […]

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency, ahead of the anticipated grand jury’s decision into the death of Michael Brown. In an executive order, Nixon said there’s a possibility of expanded unrest regardless of the outcomes of federal and state criminal investigations, according to MarketWatch. The signed Executive Order reads: WHEREAS, the […]

Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor, was arrested protesting at Governor Jay Nixon’s St. Louis office. Epstein told The Post she was arrested at a demonstration outside the building that houses Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s downtown St. Louis office. She was given an October court date, but her charges remain unclear. The information she was given […]

We are all one day closer to that day when President Obama takes away the rest of our rights as wights and throws all intellectual conservatives into the camp. (It’s only one camp, not a very big one, once used by Boy Scouts in Maquoketa, Iowa. I camped there as a kid. It was nice, […]

Ferguson Curfew Called Off

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has finally realized that the Ferguson curfew has done more harm than good. Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited” responsibilities… In a statement Monday, Nixon said Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Gregory […]

Missouri Gov.Jay Nixon imposed a curfew in Ferguson just two days ago but authorities on Monday lifted the overnight curfew for that city. MSNBC reports: The announcement came from Gov. Jay Nixon, who earlier in the day ordered the National Guard to the St. Louis suburb after a week of clashes between police and protesters […]

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took the situation in Ferguson, Missouri to task highlighting the increased militarization of America’s police departments. Oliver pointed to the statistics of minority police in the force, then applied to the city’s  63% black population.  The host then showed clips of the Mayor of  Ferguson saying that racial […]

Three civil rights groups say the curfew imposed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in Ferguson is unconstitutional. Amid another night of unrest on Sunday, the American Civil Liberties Union, Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law and NAACP Legal Defense fund released a joint statement decrying “the suspension of constitutional rights in Ferguson” for civilians. […]

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed an order for the National Guard to come to Ferguson. “Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses […]

When Jay Nixon was attorney general of Missouri he filed a motion to end desegregation claiming it was not cost effective. The Washington Post reports: Nixon’s position infuriated the local NAACP, anger that was resurrected shortly before he decided to again seek a Senate seat again in 1998. While he was speaking at a Democratic […]

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