St. Louis Cop Suspended For Hateful Video Rant - Claims Christianity, Threatens to Kill Everyone

( [email protected] ) Aug 23, 2014 11:20 PM EDT
At least Three Officers Have been suspended for actions relating to the Ferguson Protest.
CNN reporter Don Lemon is pushed and restrained by Officer Dan Page during the Ferguson Protest last week.

A St. Louis County police officer who pushed CNN reporter Don Lemon during the Ferguson, Missouri protest last week was suspended from duty after a video of him giving a speech before members of the organization called the Oath Keepers went viral.

The video, posted online in May, has Page claiming to be a Christian, before also claiming to be a killer who has killed "a lot", and proclaiming he would kill more if he needed. At one point during the video, he shows the audience a picture of himself in Kenya, saying he went there to search for our "undocumented president," Barack Obama.

"I flew to Africa, right there, and I went to our undocumented president's home," Page says. "He was born in Kenya."

According to CNN, authorities were concerned over remarks Page made indicating a willingness to kill. During the hour long video, Page also railed on the Supreme Court, Muslims, and people engaged in Domestic Violence situations.

"I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I'm also a killer," Page says in the video. "I've killed a lot. And if I need to, I'll kill a whole bunch more. If you don't want to get killed, don't show up in front of me. I have no problems with it. God did not raise me to be a coward."

"I'm into diversity - I kill everybody. I don't care," he added.

On top of his suspension, Page was ordered to take a psychiatric exam. County Police Chief Jon Belmar also issued a public apology "to anybody that was offended" by Page's remarks, also calling the video, "so bizarre".

"He does not represent the rank-and-file of [the] St. Louis County Police Department," Belmar told CNN.

The footage also shows Page, a Vietnam veteran who retired from the military in 2012 before joining the Police force, saying he does not believe in hate crime laws, while also complaining about "sodomites" on the Supreme Court, "sodomites and females" entering the military, and blaming women for causing men to be arrested on domestic violence charges.

"Don't be a waste of a cops' time," Page says. "Just shoot each other and get it done."

During the Ferguson protest, Page pushed Lemon while Lemon gave a live report during a daytime protest criticizing the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson.

According to its website, Oath Keepers is "a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, as well as other like minded citizens, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to 'defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

The group claims its oath is to the Constitution, and says it's the "Guardians of the Republic". According to the group, one of its bylaws is to not impose martial law, even though Page was part of the intense crackdown that occurred in Ferguson during the protest.

Meanwhile, an officer in the small St. Louis suburb of Glendale was also suspended after posting on Facebook that those protesting Brown's death should have been "put down like rabid dogs" on the first night of turmoil, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A third officer was suspended earlier for pointing a rifle at unarmed protesters and threatening to kill them.