Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the St. Louis County Police Department out of Ferguson yesterday and put state troopers in charge. He named Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in charge of security in Ferguson. Not only is Johnson originally from Ferguson, he is a man of color.
In other words, he’s black.
This should help defuse a volatile situation. It’s certainly better than flooding the streets with policemen dressed up like they’re in the military. I’m old-school in that I think the police should look like the police, the military should look like the military.