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.