Another Local MO Cop Goes Full Wingnut on Twitter

For at least the third time, a police officer from the St. Louis/Ferguson area has been caught saying incredibly inflammatory things on social media. Sergeant Mike Weston of the Velda City Police, who was assigned to riot patrol in Ferguson, said he wanted to punch Eric Holder in the nose and accused “libs” of spreading misinformation while, ironically, spreading misinformation himself.

A Velda City Police sergeant assigned to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, couldn’t hold the hate inside.

Sergeant Mike Weston took to Twitter this week, complaining about “libs”, giving out false information, insulting Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson’s approach to community policing and threatening to seek out visiting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in order to “punch him in the nose.”

Asked by followers on Twitter why police had gassed a group of people who were in their own back yard, Sgt. Weston responded that gunshots had been fired from that location. The problem is, a Daily RFT reporter was in that back yard and caught the incident on video. No shots were fired; no one was armed and everyone had their hands up in protest. When presented with that information, Sgt. Weston admitted he was not even in the area when the gassing occurred.

“I wasn’t spreading misinformation.” Sgt. Weston defended himself. “There were shots being fired some yards, maybe not this particular one.”

Oh, I see. In similar news, Sgt. Weston shot an unarmed person. Well, maybe he didn’t, but some cop did. And he can’t accuse me of spreading disinformation by saying that, amirite? Weston has since deleted his Twitter account, which is probably a wise move. But seriously, a police officer says he wants to commit violence against the attorney general? He should have been suspended immediately.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    He should get a visit from the Secret Service for threatening the Attorney General. Honestly, how could anyone say something that stupid on Twitter? It’s like they don’t understand how the internet works.

  • pianoman, Heathen & Torontophile

    I watch the TV show “Cops” a lot. Funny how you don’t see footage of officers like him on that program.

  • grumpyoldfart

    He should have been suspended immediately.

    When it’s all over let’s count up the number of coppers held accountable for their actions.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Of course shots were fired from that yard. Nobody heard them on account of the silencers. And they didn’t appear to be armed because the perps dumped the guns. And also the Liberal Media edited the unedited footage. And, anyway, the so-called “reporter” wasn’t in the approved ‘Free Press’ area. Which is locked. And you can’t get a key. And, no, this isn’t about race, because we’re arresting anyone in the way, near the way, or out of the way, and, frankly, we’re getting a little tired of you people going out of your way to make us look bad.

  • Artor

    The entire Ferguson police force should be suspended immediately and subjected to intensive review of their entire careers. From the chief on down, their behavior has been spectacularly unprofessional at every turn.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The entire Ferguson police force should be suspended immediately and subjected to intensive review of their entire careers.

    Apparently, until recently it was policy for Ferguson PD to file incident reports (you know, officer-involved shootings and such) in separate files and not connect them to personnel. Which may be why all of the FPD have such utterly unblemished records.

  • dugglebogey

    He should be fired due to incompetence. As an officer of the law, he should know it’s against the law to threaten physical violence against a person. Since he obviously doesn’t understand the difference between legal and illegal, how can he possibly be relied upon to uphold the law?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Since he obviously doesn’t understand the difference between legal and illegal, how can he possibly be relied upon to uphold the law?

    He is the law.

  • Ichthyic

    Weston has since deleted his Twitter account,

    probably something Richard Dawkins should consider as well, frankly.

  • Ichthyic

    I watch the TV show “Cops” a lot. Funny how you don’t see footage of officers like him on that program.

    actually, I picked up watching a few episodes last year, after not having watched it for about 10 years.

    I DID see cops just like that guy, ON THE SHOW, cracking jokes about how they roughed up some civilian for no good reason, or talking about putting people “in their place”. Video actually showing them knee-necking someone on the ground who was not in any way resisting arrest, nor had done anything to threaten them.

    no shit. Right in the show… no cuts, they apparently didn’t give the slightest fuck that what they were saying put them in a very bad light… It’s like they didn’t even grasp the concept of “image” at all, or else they figured THAT’S what Americans want to see, which is likely to be correct, given the overall response so far to Ferguson.