(IW) The scene was witnessed by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs who was also filming the incident. The clip shows a Ferguson officer with his gun raised pointing it directly at a citizen journalist who was live streaming at the time.
“Oh my God, gun raised, gun raised,” states the journalist, before Biggs remarks, “gun pointed.”
“My hands are up bro, my hands are up,” states the journalist before the cop responds, “I’m going to f***ing kill you, get back, get back!”
“You’re going to kill him?” asks another individual before the journalist asks, “did he just threaten to kill me?”
When the cop is asked for his name he responds, “go fuck yourself.”
Another clip shows the officer pointing his gun as protesters demand he lower the weapon. A second cop intervenes to make the officer lower his weapon as more irate demonstrators demand to know the officer’s name.
The officer’s response to people asking for his name almost immediately prompted the launch of the Twitter hashtag #officergofuckyourself.
Biggs live tweeted the incident, while Infowars reporter Mikael Thalen also had guns pointed at him during a separate incident.
I witnessed a cop stick his M4 in a journos face and say "I'll fucking kill you" a female officer had to pull him out of the young man's fce
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) August 20, 2014
@PrisonPlanet Had 3 riot cops freakin out, point shotguns @ me when i got isolated bhind building after shtf. Audio/video bad though
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) August 20, 2014
"Get that camera out of my fucking face." — officer who pointed gun at protestors #Ferguson
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 20, 2014
— ℱrank ℬennett (@fgbjr) August 20, 2014
The incident is certain to stoke huge controversy given that authorities in Ferguson have repeatedly broken promises to de-escalate tensions amidst continued unrest.