In the aftermath of recent violent events and now that even the US Attorney General has arrived, one would assume that the Ferguson police had at least some "sensitivity" training about how to approach protesters, especially those "armed" with cameras. Not in this case. The footage below out of Ferguson shows a police officer pointing his gun directly at protesters and reporters while screaming "I’m going to f***ing kill you!"
The clip shows a Ferguson officer with his gun raised pointing it directly at a citizen journalist who was live streaming at the time: the incident was witnessed by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs who was also filming the incident.
"My hands are up bro, my hands are up," states the journalist before the cop responds, "I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!"
"You’re going to kill him?” asks another individual before the journalist asks, “did he just threaten to kill me?"
When the cop is asked for his name he responds, "go fuck yourself."
It didn't end there.
As Infowars reports, "another clip shows the officer pointing his gun as protesters demand he lower the weapon. A second cop intervenes to make the officer lower his weapon as more irate demonstrators demand to know the officer’s name."
The officer’s response to people asking for his name almost immediately prompted the launch of the Twitter hashtag #officergofuckyourself.
Biggs live tweeted the incident, and also took this photograph of the cop.
The incident is certain to provoke curiosity as to just how the local Police department is handling the de-escalation of local tensions.
As for police officer #officergofuckyourself, it appears he is no longer "on location."
Quick work by ACLU: Highway patrol called. They identified the cop. He will no longer be in ferguson. https://t.co/7UDGhV9cyK— Vanita Gupta (@ACLUVanita) August 20, 2014
One also wonders: if not in Ferguson, just where can this pleasant, if "relocated", individual be encountered?