|Governor Nixon on why the National Guard stood down: The lives of black rioters/looters/arsonists matter more than private property or whatever equity is left in the homes people in Ferguson own...|
For months, critics have questioned why the Missouri National Guard did not respond more quickly as buildings burned along Ferguson’s main business corridors.
But even had guardsmen arrived sooner that night in November, interviews and newly released documents show they would not have had the authority to stop the violence.
The Guard was never meant to engage with protesters, Adjutant Gen. Stephen Danner said on Tuesday. Troops were to stand guard over sites critical to the region, sometimes as invisibly as possible, documents show.
Guardsmen were not authorized to shoot to protect property in Ferguson, make arrests, or even stop people from committing most crimes.
“That was never the plan, to have the Guard in Ferguson,” Danner said. “When you’re dealing with a civil disturbance and a tightknit group of folks coming at you, you cannot string your soldiers down the street like so many parking meters. That is a danger to them.”That was never the plan...
Private property, businesses, and potentially residential homes were to be sacrificed to the black mob, so that no black lives would be lost in the process.
What's the point of even having a National Guard if they are told to stand down to domestic terrorism? Then again, what's the point of having a nation if domestic terrorists get $33 million to fund their efforts and a sympathetic President and Attorney General of said nation to offer support?
But it gets better. [Nixon: Decision to use restraint in Ferguson avoided 'a gun fight on the street', St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2-18-15]:
In the wake of new revelations about the restrictions placed on Missouri National Guard troops deployed in the Ferguson area during last fall's rioting, Gov. Jay Nixon forcefully defended on Wednesday the choice to protect life rather than property.
“It was clearly not the best path forward to get into a gun fight on the street,” said Nixon, responding to a report that guard troops had been ordered not to protect private property or intervene in most crimes during the late-November rioting.
“Those buildings and businesses will be rebuilt . . . but to say that that night we should have had a larger and broader gun fight? That would not have solved any problems,” Nixon told reporters after an event at Roosevelt High School in St. Louis.
But officials and businesses in and around Ferguson say they were told explicitly by local and St. Louis County Police that the guard troops would protect property. Some reacted furiously Wednesday to Nixon's comments.
“It's disgusting. I'm beside myself,” said Kurt Barks, owner of Complete Auto Body & Repair on West Florissant Avenue in Dellwood.
“I sat in a meeting the Thursday before this happened and was promised there would be National Guard on my property," said Barks. "I was even told, `Don't board it up.' ” His business later sustained about $40,000 worth of damage to an automobile show room, including a vehicle that was flipped over.The housing market in Ferguson was already tanking long before August 9, 2014, with Section 8 vouchers depopulating lower class blacks from St. Louis and settling them in the formerly bucolic suburb where Wilson had his fateful encounter with Brown.
Almost entirely black North St. Louis is a region known for being a food desert, renowned for brick thievery turning what once was an all-white (thriving) area into nothing more than "doll houses."
Blight, with no hope of an economic recovery.
Ferguson, already 70 percent black, is headed to this same fate.
What incentive for a business owner to rebuild is there when the future legal tender in an all-black Ferguson will be a food stamp/EBT card?
A war has been waged in Ferguson, though there truly was never even an opposition.
The state of Missouri (white tax-payers) has spent $11.2 million on the response to the situation in Ferguson, but none of this was actually allocated to stop the madness Soros was funding and Obama, Holder, CNN, MSNBC, black academicians, Al Sharpton, the NY Times, and the editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch encouraged.
Watching all of this from afar, documenting the insanity of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Detroit-ization of St. Louis has left one thing abundantly clear: most white people have no problem being Macbeth's "walking shadow"... a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more.