Shayn Roby’s Take: Another government agency has been created by the state of Missouri in order to allow those who conduct themselves in unlawful and inappropriate ways to continue their bellyaching and complaining in the event that they somehow survive through their deserved violent encounter with police. Perhaps if individuals like Michael Brown were to focus on not robbing convenience stores, being gunned down by a police officer would not be deemed necessary, and neither would this most current needless and frivolous waste of taxpayer dollars.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) – Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday signed an executive order creating the Office of Community Engagement.
The order follows the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson and the sometimes violent protests that followed.
Former state Sen. Maida Coleman and former St. Louis City Municipal Judge Marvin Teer will lead the office in talks with the community about education, poverty and racial issues.
Nixon says the appointees will start work immediately to help develop policies to addressing racial issues.