State of Emergency Declared for St. of Missouri

Missouri Governor declares a state of emergency

in wake of Grand Jury decision.

State of Missouri State of EmergencyGovernor Nixon from the State of Missouri has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of massive civil unrest even though the Grand Jury has not yet released its findings on Officer Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown August 9, 2014.

Governor Nixon signed Executive Order 14-14:

“WHEREAS, the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region have experienced periods of unrest over the past three months; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice and St. Louis County authorities are conducting separate criminal investigations into the facts surrounding the death of Michael Brown; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice and St. Louis County authorities could soon announce the findings of their independent criminal investigations; and

WHEREAS, regardless of the outcomes of the federal and state criminal investigations, there is the possibility of expanded unrest; and

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri will be prepared to appropriately respond to any reaction to these announcements; and

WHEREAS, our citizens have the right to peacefully assemble and protest and the State of Missouri is committed to protecting those rights; and

WHEREAS, our citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage;

WHEREAS, an invocation of the provisions of Sections 44.010 through 44.130, RSMo, is appropriate to ensure the safety and welfare of our citizens.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Missouri, including Sections 44.010 through 44.130, RSMo, do hereby declare a State of Emergency exists in the State of Missouri.

I further direct the Missouri State Highway Patrol together with the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to operate as a Unified Command to protect civil rights and ensure public safety in the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region.”

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“forthwith call and order into active service such portions of the organized militia…”

“This Order shall expire in thirty days unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent Executive Order.”

Will this Order open the door to national Martial Law?

 

SeashoreMary

 

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