- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A social media forum for police — the “St. Louis Coptalk” site — that’s frequented by law enforcement agents from Ferguson and surrounding areas includes this dire warning to residents: Go get a gun.

The posting from a man who claimed to be a Ferguson-area police officer comes as the community is awaiting the ruling of a grand jury on Officer Darren Wilson that will determine if he faces criminal charges in the August shooting of Michael Brown, 18.

It reads, Vocativ reported: “If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them, Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”

SEE ALSO: Ferguson declares a state of emergency ahead of grand jury decision

The poster’s identity as a police officer couldn’t be independently confirmed, The Blaze reported. But the warning isn’t that far off from what the FBI has warned.

In an intelligence bullet, the FBI said that the grand jury’s finding “will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure. This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities,” The Blaze reported.

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