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Governor Declares State of Emergency in Ferguson

The protests and unrest in Ferguson has faded from the headlines, but has certainly not gone away. However, it’s expected to ramp up significantly today ahead of a Grand Jury decision in the case of Michael Brown. Governor Jay Nixon has declared Ferguson to be in a sort of pre-emptive state of emergency, and the National Guard is being brought in to assist local law enforcement, although Nixon insists they will be serving in a secondary role. The grand jury’s decision on whether or not to indict Officer Darren Brown in the shooting death of Michael Brown is expected as early as today …

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