If you thought the riots were bad, get ready for this. It’s not looking like the verdict will be in the protesters’ favor.
The Police Wives Association is soliciting donations and has raised more than $5,000 over the past several weeks, according to local media outlet KMOV Mobile News. They are accepting anything from food and drink to clothing and Tylenol, a continuation of similar efforts by the group during the protests in Ferguson at the end of the summer.
However, not all preparation is as benign. St. Louis Cop Talk, a forum for regional cops, has been active with chatter, opinions and advice about the predicted unrest in Ferguson.
Under the name “A Concerned Cop,” one person shared a warning: “If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”
Other posts on the forum echo that sentiment, going so far as to label the protesters and activists in Ferguson as “terrorists,” and calling out local businesses that have identified themselves as supporters of the protests there.
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