Friday, November 21, 2014

Families of Ferguson Police Go Into Hiding

From the Daily Mail:
The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats. 
One police wife told KTVI that she's received threats over the phone and she's been paranoid for her and her young daughter's safety ever since. 
'Did they follow me here?' she told the station. 'Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home? 
Tensions are rising in Ferguson as a grand jury decides whether to charge white Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, 18. 
In one recent message, a caller says: 'Would you rather hear me coming out, coming out and robbing your house? And it would be like, it'd just be like silence man, you couldn't hear nothing.'  
'It's very frightening,' said the police wife, who asked to not be identified. 
'Most people who have a family member who's a police officer are very proud of what they do.' 
She added: 'This is real and people actually do know how to find us and they do want to harm us.'

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