Fox News is reporting:
St. Louis County, Mo. has issued a state of emergency following a spate of violence amid protests marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
“In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the City of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising my authority as county executive to issue a state of emergency, effective immediately,” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said in a statement obtained by FOX2.
Stenger said Police Chief Jon Belmar will have the authority to “exercise all powers and duties necessary to preserve order, prevent crimes, and protect the life and property of our citizens.”
Two instances of gun violence broke out Sunday night as protesters commemorated the death of Brown, an unarmed black man shot by a white police officer. One of the incidents allegedly involved a gunman firing at a group of police in an unmarked fan. Cops returned fire and the suspect is currently in critical condition in the hospital.
With the outbreak of civil unrest once again in Ferguson, many Patriots are once again pitted in a difficult moral dilemma. The rise of the police state necessitation which has tremendous potential to cross multiple civil rights guaranteed such as 1st, 4th, and possibly 2nd Amendment Rights for local citizens either doing no wrong or completely uninvolved versus the support and backing of patriots standing by their local law enforcement officers and agencies who are under relentless social attacks by Al Sharpton Mob, Inc. with real outcomes ailing the Thin Blue Line. At DC Gazette, we’d like to know – what you have think? Is allotting Law Enforcement the liberty to “exercise all powers” necessary? Is it legally justifiable? Morally? Are there potential fallback consequences? Is this a possible acclimating gateway to a police state or worse yet, martial law? Or is it completely justifiable in a case-by-case scenario? What if the case-by-case scenario grows widespread as the liberal agenda wants? Then what? –AmericanGodfather
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