UPDATE: A call placed to the city revealed the Mr. Muhammad is no longer employed by the city as Village Clerk. Follow-up calls to determine when he left the post were not responded to or went unanswered.
A man identifying himself as John C. Muhammad, the City Manager of Uplands Park, MO, said that the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson was “a complete setup” carried out by the police on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
“I think it was a complete setup. I think it was a setup between members of the police fraternities, what I like to call it. I think they operate just like the KKK. I think they did it to make themselves think they’re the victim, when honestly the victim are black people. I think it’s just a publicity stunt. No more than that” he stated. Although, he later clarified that this was solely his position, and not necessarily that of his constituents.
The man was identified on the air as “John Muhammad…a City Manager in a nearby town.” A LinkedIn page and what appears to be the city’s website identify John C. Muhammad as City Manager of Uplands Park, MO, and a Twitter page with the same name has a tweet saying he is planning to go to Ferguson to protest
— JOHN C. MUHAMMAD (@JOHNCMUHAMMAD) March 13, 2015
He added, “we have to keep pushing this issue forward, because this is a major problem that black men, black women are being shot down and killed by white police officers, sometimes blackm because the problem is not always these white people. Well, it is, but it’s not.” He further stated the police “don’t serve and protect me” and said that cops only protect white people.
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