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Video: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester

August 21, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester

A police officer who pointed a rifle at people in Ferguson on Tuesday night and threatened to kill them has been relieved of duty and suspended indefinitely, authorities said.

The officer, who was not identified, has been removed from the field after he pointed his semiautomatic weapon at a peaceful protester, Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, told the Washington Post.

A video documenting the encounter that made the rounds Wednesday showed the officer — who was pointing his rifle in the direction of the camera — telling protesters, "I will [expletive] kill you." When asked for his name, the officer responded with, "Go [expletive] yourself." (It is unclear if this was the same officer that reporter Wesley Lowery encountered, but it appears other members of the media did run into him.)

A county police sergeant forced the officer, who works for the Saint Ann police, to lower his weapon and leave the area, Schellman said. (Another video posted online appears to show another officer moving him away from the area.)

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Concerned Citizen @ 8/21/2014 9:54 PM

Funny that the media reports this? The same MSM that puts people's lives in Jeopardy for the will of the almighty O their false God. This whole thing wouldn't have happened if the MSM weren't trying to create another false Narrative like the Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman story. An "unarmed" young man who isn't a double arm amputee. Strong arms a store, looks for trouble with a friend, and blocks the road. Mean while a LEO on call for something else. Met this nice person and now his life upside down for defending himself. One word. Propaganda. Ask the Jews in Germany '39 how they feel? The ones in the Concentration camps didn't like it. Keep a close watch on the Politicians "you protect" because they don't have your back! Propaganda makes Innocent people Villains, and the Villains out to be "Innocent."
Darren doesn't need a Kangaroo court, neither do Law Abiding Citizens. Sooner or later someone will have to ask this madness to stop! How can anyone protect Nixon after he sold u out?

Jacob @ 8/24/2014 10:43 PM

Sadly, most people will NOT recognize the Stress Level included in this type of event. It's Civil Un-Rest redefined. When there is a public so easily swayed into believing a man was innocently 'gunned down', supposed right(s) movements will exacerbate things by claiming 'innocence / innocent'.
Quickly the reviewed footage was release, and those stirring up this fire cannot control the CHAOS they've KNOWINGLY unleashed. Without going into this end to heavily, I would like to point out how: The is Little to Zero acceptance of responsibility of wooing the minds of those who both have animosity in their hearts and are easily influenced by Socal(istic) Media. Those who continue to taunt, and engage in criminal activity are sad examples of just the face of True Depression. Those who seek to destroy are weak minded and cannot hold any ability to create. The temporary suspension of the officer was guilded - the officer WILL be welcomed back, when he returns to duty. Public Servant !!

Jacob @ 8/24/2014 10:46 PM

One other thing i'd like to address :
How those who seek to destroy Government believe the can do so - by spreading little rumors that are nothing more that 'observational idioms' of the past life. No one person knew of any Great Depression, Concentration Camp - as it happened. We can only LOOK BACK on History & Learn from It.

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