Authorities in Ferguson, Mo., are making preparations for expected rioting and looting by protestors.
The grand jury will officially announce whether or not they will indict Officer Darren Wilson soon.
Apparently the federal government is getting prepared for unrest in Ferguson too, as was evinced by a recent photo of several dozen Department of Homeland Security vehicles congregated in a St. Louis area hotel’s parking garage.
According to The Liberty Eagle, the Navy veteran who snapped the pictures of the DHS vehicles has since lost his job and has been threatened by the feds, for simply taking and posting pictures of government vehicles to social media.
Mark Paffrath, the Navy veteran who worked for Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield, a St. Louis suburb near Ferguson, is the man who took the pictures and short video of the DHS vehicles in the Drury Plaza parking garage.
The day after he posted the pictures and video on his Facebook page, he was ordered to remove them by his General Manager.
He complied, and thought that was the end of the story. However, he was called to the GM’s office again the next day, this time to meet the hotel’s Director of Security, Jim Bohnert.
Bohnert informed Paffrath that he was being let go from his job with the hotel because he had almost cost them a $150,000 contract with the DHS.
He was also berated by Bohnert, and told “you’re a terrorist and you have dishonorably served your country by posting the photos and video”.
At the end of their short conversation, Paffrath was chillingly warned “if you repost the photos and video you will have the federal government knocking on your door and you will be incarcerated”.
It would appear that DHS was embarrassed by the pictures that revealed their buildup of forces in the Ferguson area.
It also appears that this embarrassment led them to lean on the Drury Plaza Hotel, who in turn fired Paffrath, who did nothing criminal that would warrant the attention or termination.
If it is true that the DHS pressured the hotel to fire Paffrath over the pictures he snapped and posted, then this is outright tyranny.
Citizens are allowed to take pictures of anything they want and are allowed to post such pictures on social media if they so choose.
A picture of a congregation of DHS vehicles in a parking lot in St. Louis in no way, shape, or form violates national security, or disseminates classified information or state secrets.
Paffrath should sue both the Drury Plaza Hotel and the DHS for wrongful termination, and for violating his First Amendment rights.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune