Calls To Bring National Guard To Ferguson Went Unheeded
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles says his request to Governor Jay Nixon to call the National Guard to Ferguson went unheeded.
…Knowles not only said his calls (backed up by others) went “unheeded,” but slammed Nixon for not providing them enough resources to deal with the situation.
Former Mayor Brian Fletcher said Governor Nixon should resign.
He estimates that more than two dozen businesses along West Florissant and in Dellwood were either destroyed or badly damaged by fire.
Fletcher was devastated and disappointed by the response.
“It’s amazing how unprepared the governor was not having the National Guard at a moments notice as he said he would. Three months to prepare for this. He said himself, we’re preparing for the worst. Well the worst came and they weren’t prepared,” said Fletcher. [su_csky_ad]