'Total Anarchy, Mass Confusion' Among Police, Other Officials in Ferguson
Tensions are running high among the various police departments in and around Ferguson, Missouri, including the threat of a lawsuit by St. Louis County against the Missouri Highway Patrol. The county argues that the highway patrol have not allowed its officers to wear protective gear in some instances.
Last week, the highway patrol took over security in Ferguson from the county, instituting a "friendlier" stance toward protesters in an effort to calm tensions.
Since then, county officials say at least six of their officers have been injured because of the lack of protective gear and officials are considering suing, according to KTRS radio host McGraw Milhaven.
Milhaven told Gretchen Carlson this afternoon that the decision to call in the National Guard is an indication that officials are "scrambling" and are continuing to leave the public in the dark about what's going on.
He argued that after the 9/11 attacks in New York City, then-mayor Rudy Giuliani was providing hourly updates and there was no question about who was in control.
He pointed to last night when Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson maintained that troops would not be needed just hours before Gov. Jay Nixon authorized the deployment.
"No one knows what's going on. There is mass confusion and there's mass confusion between police departments. The highway patrol, the county police departments, the city police departments. [A] county officer called the city police chief a liar today. When have you ever seen policemen calling out other policemen in public? This is total anarchy here," said Milhaven.