Former Navy Seal and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, the only governor in the nation who has successfully faced down Antifa and won, detailed the steps he took to preserve law and order and also deter violent leftwing insurrectionist from pillaging and burning Ferguson in 2017, at an exclusive interview with the Gateway Pundit.Ferguson became ground zero for a neo nationally anti-police motion as riots overtook a suburb of St. Louis in the aftermath of a police shooting in August 2014. Darren Wilson, captured and killed michael Brown, a black black teenager. A grand jury decided not to indict Wilson at November, sparking another tide of protests, after protests roiled the area for weeks.
In 2017, Antifa and other abusive, leftwing, anti-police groups hauled into Missouri from across the nation to repeatedly wreak havoc following police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty at the 2011 passing of Anthony Lamar Smith from St. Louis. But Greiten’s swift and firm solve averted another Ferguson riot.
Contrary to his Democrat predecessor Jay Nixon, who desired to give folks a safe distance also to burn and to loot and passively allow the city to become overtaken by anarchists, the Navy Seal kept the peace.
The Navy Seal issued a stern warning to the thugs demanding a revolution: that the rights of peaceful protesters will be shielded, but the unlawful activity would buy them a one-ticket ride to jail.
“When I came into office, I was very supportive of our law officials. I made it quite clear — if you loot, burnbricks by police officers, shattered windows or engaged in violence if I was , the only safe distance you’re likely to have was in a prison cell.” Greitens said. “Radical activists threatened to burn Missouri and make things so bad that you won’t even recall Ferguson. My team and I were able to overcome them. We had a strategy to address each move that they made at a degree that is operational, tactical and technical.
“We used undercover officers to spot Antifa leaders that were promoting violence. Coordination and communication between police forces and the Missouri National Guard and assuring intellect was shared between authorities departments was critical to preventing more innocent people by getting killed, businesses from getting trashed and preserving order.”
Greitens encouraged lawmakers use and to every available tool to target Antifa.
“Intelligence assets — we need to strike their financing and we need to cancel their strategies on social media. This must be a full-time attempt to overcome them. We needed a well-developed intelligence community and intellect was shared by us among Department of Homeland Security and state emergency management agency, fire departments, the National Guards and police. That is exactly what all governors in the us must do in order to conquer other radicals whose perpetrate arson, destroy businesses, loot, objectives are to create mayhem and destruction and attack law enforcement and Antifa. We fortified courthouses and police stations with barricades and company wound up their windows.”
“Everyone has an inherent right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. But hurling a brick through a window, attacking a police officer isn’t free speech. We precipitously moved in and opened up the street, when they tried to stop traffic on a street. We made it clear that we were planning to support law police officers and we all were planning to exist on order and law .”
There are two components a pioneer must demonstrate to cure unrest and mass hysteria Greitens clarified.
“Power and compassion. You have to attract both. Compassion falters. Without compassion courage has no leadership,” he said.
While supported police officers Greitens stood in solidarity with Anthony Lamar Smith’s fiancé, Christina, that assisted the governor with compelling the area to stay calm and uphold and rule of law and peaceful protesters.
“The night before the verdict came out, I went out with Christina and we all mentioned together to everybody that no matter what the verdict is tomorrow we all know that there are going to be some folks that are mad and that we were planning to protect everybody who wanted to voice that anger by multiplying peacefully,” he said. “We’re also very apparent that if anyone participated in violence they’d be arrested.”
Justly penalizing cops is vital to supporting law enforcement Greitens argued.
“It’s also important as a governor for one to take action when you have a lousy police officer. Among those things I did when we’d police officers that were obviously guilty of crimes, as opposed to letting them bounce from what department to the other we took off the post-certification,” he said. “It’s simple, easy, straight forward things which will need to be done. Regrettably governors discuss stuff instead of getting it done. We kept the serenity and we defeated Antifa since were prepared to venture out and really do the hard work.”
After the murder of George Floyd, lawmakers and law enforcement officers from throughout the nation have reached out to Greitens seeking guidance about how best to deescalate the riots and racial strain. But preventing from ruining Ferguson, George Soros-funded insurrectionist set and defeating Antifa arrived at a cost.
George Soros-backed prosecutor Kimberly Gardner, took out of office months afterwards the sole governor to defeat Antifa.
Gardner alleged, with no evidence, Greitens took a compromising photo of a girl with whom he had an affair with no approval in 2015.
The girl, Katrina Sneed, told a legislative committee Greitens pushed, slapped, controlled and threatened . She claimed she couldn’t recall whether she had dreamt of this episode in which he took the picture of her. A St. Louis grand jury indicted him in February that year on a single felony count of invasion of privacy.
Gardner is presently under criminal investigation that is active while a former FBI agent who worked tirelessly to make the bogus case against Greitens has been indicted for seven felonies for perjury and evidence .