“Remember the hypocrisy here. The NFL and the Rams were on the phone with the St. Louis Police Department every day last week, wanting assurances that their players and their fans would be protected from the violent elements in these protests,” Roorda said.
Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the AP “mistook what I said.”
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson joins Mark to respond to allegations that he may resign as well as Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments about the Ferguson police department.
The cast of “Dear White People” hope the satire makes people think. Actors Brandon Bell and Marque Richardson join us in studio.
What’s it like to be a police officer for a day?
A police officer has the same right to free speech as any protestor – that’s the defense voiced by the police union for an officer who called a protestor’s boss.
“It would have been an incredible conspiracy for the officer to pull off, as it’s been alleged, throwing down or planting a gun that just happened to match the very distinctive gun that was portrayed on social media.”
It’s a Reardon Roundtable Friday with Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Joe Holleman, and Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. Topics include the Shaw shooting and the crowd reaction, the Weekend of Resistance going in Ferguson, Rick Stream, and Ebola fears.
The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.
Some police chiefs and municipal leaders nationwide want to require police officers and firefighters to have an accompanying physical injury.