Ferguson City Manager Tells Fox News Police Shooting Was "Inside Job"


JOHN MOHAMMED, CITY MANAGER IN NEARBY TOWN: I think it was a complete setup -- a setup between members of the police fraternities, as I like to call them. I think they operate just like the KKK, I think they did to make themselves into the victim, when honestly the victims are black people. I think it is just a political thing -- no more than that.

FOX NEWS REPORTER: So who shot the police?

JOHN MOHAMMED: I don't know, maybe the KKK. I don't know. Their brothers, I don't know.

FOX REPORTER: This was done to instigate, to throw a wrench in things -- why?

JOHN MOHAMMED: Because it puts them back in power, in control, back into favor.

FOX REPORTER: You have a pretty important position as a city manager. Do your constituents feel that way?

JOHN MOHAMMED: I'm not sure, I speak for myself. My constituents speak for themselves.

FOX REPORTER: Do you think this thing is going to get bigger? Why?

JOHN MOHAMMED: Absolutely, because nothing is going to die down. We can't stop now. We have to keep pushing this issue forward, this is a major problem...

FOX REPORTER: When you say "push forward," do you mean in a peaceful manner? Or any manner necessary?

JOHN MOHAMMED: The police can answer that question. Only the police can answer that.

FOX REPORTER: You mean you'll respond to force with force?

JOHN MOHAMMED: I mean, defend yourself at all times.

FOX REPORTER: So not a strictly nonviolent movement?


FOX REPORTER: I'm not trying to put words in your mouth, I'm just asking where you're coming from.

JOHN MOHAMMED: I get it, I get it.

FOX REPORTER: Because a lot protesters here have told us this shooting is an outrage, it has nothing to do with us, it is an outrage -- some people are saying hey, it is a punch for a punch, they got what they deserved. I'm looking for peoples' points of view. I'm trying to figure out yours. Where's this going?

JOHN MOHAMMED: I think this is going to be a major movement until things are set the way they're supposed to, until justice actually comes to black people, until justice comes for Mike Brown, things are not going to stop.

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