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St. Louis County Police Officer: multiple death threats of Ferguson protesters

Police Officer makes several death threats against those he protects
Police Officer makes several death threats against those he protects
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St. Louis County Police Officer, Dan Page reportedly made death threats and hate speech in the very streets he was there to Protect to Serve. This cowardly act will likely cost him his job and in my opinion, it should in light of the incident with the Ferguson Police Officer that made national news over shooting to death an unarmed 17-year old a few weeks ago that led to civil rights protests and riots. It was so bad that first St. Louis County Police were called in to help with security in Ferguson and then the State Police and then Governor Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency and sent in the Missouri National Guard. The front page of the local newspaper looked like photos about the Gaza Strip in the Middle East.

Supposedly, Officer Page stated on camera that was later uploaded the local news websites:

“Policemen are very cynical. I know I am. I don’t trust anybody and I hate everybody. I’m into diversity, I kill everybody. I don’t care.”

-- St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page

According to the Chief of Police, John Belmar, Officer Page has been put on paid leave because he was not a probationary officer or else he would have been terminated without question. Yes; this incident occurred in Ferguson where Officer Page had been assigned to secure.

But, this was not the officers first related incident. Apparently, he mouthed off to a news camera crew earlier this year.

"“I’ve killed a lot and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. It’s that simple.” Later, Officer Page yelled at a retired military vet and stated to him and others nearby, “Don’t be wasting cops’ time. Just shoot each other and get it over with; that’s how I feel about it. Don’t tell the coronal that.”

-- St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page

All I can say to that is, "WOW!" And they let this officer continue to patrol the streets with a mindset like this? And yet, the Chief of Police stated that he is okay with his officers expressing their 1st Amendment Rights of Free Speech to an extent. If an officer is preaching this nonsense then he/she should not be a police officer who is there to Protect and Serve not portray an Executioner with no moral ground to stand on.