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(Reuters) – Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state’s National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

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Residents of Ferguson, which saw weeks of sometimes violent protests following the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, are braced for the possibility of more unrest, particularly if the grand jury decides not to criminally charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/17/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKCN0J11Q020141117

 

2 thoughts on “Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

  1. So this is where we are. The governor of a state realizes that the legal system is so out of touch with the populace that he wants to have an armed response ready for a decision that he assumes will be violently objected to by his constituents.

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