As each passing night goes by, both protesters and police are becoming increasingly violent as each steps up their game something had to be done to avoid a potential incident that could spark a revolution. The Missouri Governor has recently decided to relinquish control over the matter and relieve St. Louis Police of their duties.
Seeing how the situation is getting out of hand, it’s no wonder why a police force at the root of controversy would want to be withdrawn from a potential powder keg entirely. In order to negate as much tension in the area, the governor has stripped the St. Louis police of their duties and handed over the operation to State and Federal police.
. @GovJayNixon just confirmed that the State Police & Federal Authorities are going to relieve St. Louis County PD of their duties here.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 14, 2014
Furthermore, Bloomberg reports:
“The governor just called me, and he’s on his way to St. Louis now to announce he’s taking away St. Louis County police out of the situation,” Clay, a Missouri Democrat, said in a telephone interview. He added that Nixon may ask the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to step in.
Clay said that he has been urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to “take over the entire situation because we will not get justice for Michael Brown and his family and friends if the St. Louis County police and prosecutor have a say.”
So which is it – is this just another way in which the government is intruding on an instance it has no place in or is this necessary to quell violence in the area?