According to a local report, police in Ferguson, Missouri are not happy at all with the “DOJ representatives” from the Civil Rights Division who have poured into their town in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
The report reveals just how upset cops and their family members are at these butt-in-skis who have been in Ferguson for months, stirring the pot and making life more difficult for them. One officer’s wife is of the opinion that they are “not there to guide, they’re there to harm.”
KTVI Fox 2 reporter Chris Hayes didn’t name his sources for this story likely out of fear that they would be retaliated against – not only by the more violent protesters out on the street – but by the Obama/Holder Justice Department.
Activists often complain about officers without name tags. Department of Justice representative Christy Lopez jumped on the issue in a recent public meeting saying, “That’s a problem. We need to fix that.” A police wife told us that officers agree they should not be anonymous, but said they`ve lately faced extreme circumstances that have caused some to remove their name tags at times.
The police wife said officers have been, “screamed at by protestors, “we`re going to go to your house. We`re going to rape your wives then we`re going to kill them and we`re going to kill your children” and this is being screamed at them in the presence of Department of Justice agents.”
Those agents said a name tag is non-negotiable, regardless of the threat.
At a public meeting Christy Lopez said, “Especially when it’s tense.”
The police wife said DOJ agents are “not there to guide, they’re there to harm.”
She says a DOJ rep. criticized an officer who said he was afraid for his family. The police wife explained, “The person was told, by the Department of Justice agent, if they`re afraid of the citizens of Ferguson, they shouldn`t be police.”
Yet Federal Agents appeared to be afraid when they called Ferguson police for help. An incident report, obtained by Fox 2, reveals a series of tense moments on September 25th. DOJ was meeting inside a business when a 911 call revealed subjects “stopping at (that business).” Then another 911 call describes “DOJ inside coffee house, requesting escort out of building.”
The wife of a Ferguson officer described another case in which a DOJ rep who was riding with a Ferguson police officer, had a chance to ride along with the officer as he responded to shots fired and looting that was going on at one of the beauty supply stores. Rather than see how the officer reacted to the lawless situation, the DOJ officer said “take me back to the station.” The officer wanted to respond because “that`s where his men were. They needed help. The citizens needed help” but the DOJ rep said “No. Take me back to the police department.”
The police wife continued, “There would’ve been a perfect opportunity for him to witness these guys in a situation, a tough situation and how did they handle it? He opted instead to distance himself from it entirely.”
KTVI reporter Chris Hayes asked the officer’s wife, “Who are these guys (with the DOJ)?”
She responded, “We don`t know.”
Because THEY don’t have to wear name tags.
Hayes goes on to report that the Ferguson officers have been trying to get the names of these shadowy operators from the DOJ who have been organizing the protesters in their town, but they are being stonewalled. Hayes himself tried to get a list of names from a DOJ spokesman for his report, but was met with a stone wall and an attempt to pry information out of him.
So I asked for a list of names, last Thursday. A DOJ spokesperson in Washington D.C. said, “I will have to check to see if that information is publicly available.” Yesterday, I asked again and I also asked for a response to the specific allegations you heard in this report. The spokesman responded, “Do you know the name of the (Ferguson officer) who sent the letter?” and “Can you tell me more about your story?”
According to the officer’s wife, “the only people that have been given voice are the people who will support what appears to be their desired outcome.”
It doesn’t look like they’re going to get “their desired outcome” but an announcement is expected any minute now.
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