Governor Jay Nixon (D-Missouri) stepped up to the podium on Day Eight of the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri — and proved himself totally incapable of dealing with the situation. Directionless, evasive and stumbling, Governor Nixon rapidly lost control of a press conference that had more media attendees than local Ferguson attendees:
The governor loses control of the press conference.That didn't take long.—
(@toddstarnes) August 16, 2014
Man asks (again) how Nixon plans to enforce the curfew. I think Johnson will have to field that one, like the other hard questions.—
Joanne جوآن (@sabzbrach) August 16, 2014
Johnson has more control over this presser than Nixon. Wow. #Ferguson—
Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 16, 2014
You can't even control a press conference you gonna put a curfew on a whole city!?!? 😂😂😂😂 #ferguson—
el Sooper (@SooperMexican) August 16, 2014
In a week fraught with irony, Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party had to step in answer a question posed to the Governor as to how the midnight-to-5am-curfew would be enforced:
Malik Shabazz, of Black Lawyers for Justice, on the curfew: "We gotta do it ourselves. They go out there, it's over." http://t.co/F6oCZM1otP—
Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 16, 2014
After the looting that accompanied the night of Day Seven, any trust / cooperation between the residents of Ferguson and the police — local, county, or state — has to be gone. An explosion is dangerously imminent.
Side note: Did you notice those pictures of shopkeepers defending their property? THIS is why we have a Second Amendment. When seconds count, the police are just minutes — or hours — away. Black businesses were looted / robbed by black thugs, and the police did little or nothing to stop it. Each of us has a right and duty to protect ourselves.