Eric Greitens on Crime
Facing trial for felony charge of invasion of privacy
Gov. Greitens has acknowledged having an affair that began before he launched his campaign for governor but has denied doing anything criminal. He faces a May 14 trial on a felony charge of invasion of privacy, where he's accused of taking the woman's
picture while she was bound, blindfolded and at least partially nude.
He repeatedly has told the public that most of what it knows is based on "lies and falsehoods" generated by "political witch hunts." He said the public will learn "the truth" during
the trial and that he will be exonerated.
A seven-member committee said in its new report that it finds that the woman's "answer to a specific question whether she saw a phone does not bear on her testimony about other events.
To the contrary, her reluctance to state under oath that she specifically remembers seeing the phone adds to her credibility."
[Gov. Greitens resigned once impeachment proceedings started].
Source: News-Tribune on 2018 Missouri Gubernatorial impeachment
, Apr 30, 2018
Fight Ferguson Effect with Blue Alert to empower police
Three of the eleven most violent cities in America are in Missouri--St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield. This violence affects far too many families--mine included. And it's not just in the cities. When you talk to sheriffs, chiefs of police, and
front line officers around the state, they'll tell you it's getting harder to do police work. They'll tell you about what the FBI has identified: The Ferguson Effect.
They'll tell you that it's harder to recruit people to become police officers, and
the officers who are on the job feel less empowered to proactively police. I want to establish a Blue Alert system, so that we can find and bring swift justice to anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer. And my administration will work to pass the
toughest laws in the country for anyone who assaults a peace officer. We need to make sure that our state highway patrol, that our corrections officers, have nonlethal tools like TASERs and adequate body armor when they are called to go into harm's way.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Missouri Legislature
, Jan 17, 2017
Get first responders needed training, equipment, & support
POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS NEED OUR SUPPORT. I believe police officers and firefighters should be honored for the hard work they do. They deserve to be led not by lawyers, but by leaders; and
I pledge to be strong for those who are always on call for us. As Governor, I'll make sure that they have the training, the equipment, and the support that they need to do their job.
Source: 2016 Missouri Governor campaign website EricGreitens.com
, Oct 9, 2015
Page last updated: Oct 05, 2018