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Out of Control! Three St. Louis Cops Suspended for Racists Rants and Threats Against Ferguson Protesters

The St. Louis police have a problem. Despite trying to claim that they are not racist or out of control, their own officers are proving them wrong.

Just last week, three officers working the streets of Ferguson were suspended for racists rants and threats towards the protesters.

The most notorious of the three, Sgt. Dan Page, first made news after he shoved CNN’s Don Lemon on the streets of Ferguson.

Now, it seems the push on live television was the least of the veteran officer’s worries.

Shortly after the much-hyped shove, a video surfaced that showed Page telling a group of Oathkeeper’s exactly how he sees his role patrolling the streets as a cop.

“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m also a killer,”Page says in the video. “I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. I have no problems with it. God did not raise me to be a coward.”

He then added all this killing is not racist. “I’m into diversity — I kill everybody. I don’t care.”

That rant, rather than the shove, actually got the officer suspended from the force.

Then, a second St. Louis area officer was suspended after he was caught on Facebook calling the protesters in Ferguson a ‘rabid dog.’

“I’m sick of these protesters. You are a burden on society and a blight on the community,” St. Louis officer Michael Pappert of Glendale wrote in one of a series of posts posted on Facebook.

“These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night,” he added.

Pappert, as it turns out, also had a run-in with media in Ferguson and used his nightstick the threaten them.


Finally, last week a third local cop – this one from the nearby St. Ann force – was removed from active duty after he threatened protesters in Ferguson with an assault rifle.

In a video that surfaced shortly after the incident, an unnamed officer points a gun at protesters and In the video, and warns he will  “f-cking kill” one man.

The officer, who gave his name only as ‘Go F-uck Yourself,’ has been suspended indefinitely from the force.

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