TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER WARNING: GOV. JAY SENDING NATIONAL GUARD TO FERGUSON, MISSOURI COULD TARNISH HIS POLITICAL LEGACY FOREVER!!!
Tonight, as tensions in Ferguson, Missouri continue . . . Let's consider the political fallout from Ferguson, Missouri unrest as one KANSAS CITY INSIDER offers us perspective that local media is afraid to report.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDER: "MORE THAN ANYBODY, THE CRISIS IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI COULD TARNISH THE LEGACY OF MISSOURI GOV. JAY NIXON!!!"
Across the State, Democrats and other politicos pray the move won't end in disaster but a Kansas City Insider offers a preview of what we can expect tonight . . .
"I don't think people understand what sending in the National Guard means. That's pretty much martial law. Standard issue for the Guardsmen is an M-16 and their vehicles also have the option to carry machine guns. A lot of people aren't going to like what they see tonight and it could reflect poorly on the Governor and on our state for years to come."
A perspective on history:
The Kansas City Insider Tells Us: "Even today, I remember the MLK riots in Kansas City and those fights shaped this town and caused the Troost dividing line to really take hold. What Governor Jay Nixon has done is use the 'Nuclear Option' and I hope it goes well for him. If not, we're looking at Missouri joining the ranks of backward Southern states and some of their horrible responses to racial unrest during the Civil Rights Era."
There are a lot more quotes from this conversation but both TKC and this KC Insider agreed that tonight Gov. Jay could go from being "The Education Governor" to something more akin to controversial Gov. George Wallace.
Again, this has implications for the entire state but local politicos seemed most concerned that Gov. Jay taking a political hit on this one could weaken Kansas City Democrats too.
KCUR: Nixon Defends Decision To Send National Guard To Ferguson
Politico: Barack Obama sending Eric Holder to Ferguson
KMBC: Why bring National Guard to Ferguson?
NPR: Holder To Meet With Investigators, Community Leaders In Ferguson
KSHB . . . Obama: Time to listen, not just shout
KCUR: What It Is Like Reporting On The Ground In Ferguson
20lbs Of Headlines: Text of Nixon’s Statement Sending in the Guard
KMBC: Missouri governor Jay Nixon calls off Ferguson curfew
TKC READER SUGGESTED LINK, LAW OFFICER.COM: An Open Letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson
KSHB: Protesters marching, police keep them moving
TKC READER SUGGESTED LINK . . . FOX NEWS: YouTube video purportedly captures witness backing police version in Ferguson shooting
ABC News: Michael Brown's Mother Sees 'Justice' Restoring Peace in Ferguson
New York Times: Ferguson, Mo., Under Siege After Police Shooting
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