Missouri Governor Calls the Guard Into Ferguson; WaPo Provides Cover for DOJ’s Claims of ‘Escalation’
On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, ordered the National Guard into Ferguson, Missouri and declared a state of emergency in anticipation of an announcement about whether police officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the August death of Michael Brown. If only Nixon had done that when it became clear shortly after Brown’s death that law and order had broken down there, as virtually every governor of all political persuations did in response to the riots of the 1960s. But he didn’t, allowing all manner of mayhem and destruction to go on for days.
Sari Horwirtz and Wesley Lowery at the Washington Post are reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice are upset at Nixon for calling in the Guard. But the two reporters failed to tell readers what happened in Ferguson in August when Nixon didn’t do so. This will give DOJ’s position credibility with many readers that it emphatically does not deserve (bolds are mine):