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Nov 21, 2014

Ferguson awaits grand jury outcome after police arrest protesters

By Scott Malone and Daniel Wallis

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, kept alert on Thursday for signs of tension after arresting five people for blocking a street the night before in a protest demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August.

The St. Louis suburb has been bracing for months to learn whether a St. Louis County grand jury will charge police officer Darren Wilson in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a case that has become a flashpoint for often-troubled U.S. race relations.

Nov 20, 2014

Ferguson braces for finding on shooting of unarmed black teen

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, prepared on Wednesday for a grand jury report expected soon on the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman, an event that laid bare long-simmering racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb.

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests. Many businesses have boarded up their windows as they expect another wave of demonstrations to follow the grand jury’s decision, particularly if officer Darren Wilson is not charged.

Nov 19, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
Nov 19, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri, remains on edge ahead of grand jury report

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – A St. Louis suburb that faced weeks of sometimes violent protests following August’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman remained on edge on Wednesday as it waited to learn if the officer would face charges.

A grand jury has been meeting for nearly three months, considering whether to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an incident that laid bare long-simmering racial tensions in the mostly black city.

Nov 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014

As Missouri awaits decision on police shooting, National Guard called in

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Troops from the Missouri National Guard were due to deploy on Tuesday around Ferguson, Missouri, as the city awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in August.

Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri but local officials said troops would play a backup role to police in responding to any protests that develop after the grand jury’s report.

Nov 18, 2014

Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (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.

“Our goal here is to keep the peace and allow folks’ voices to be heard,” Governor Jay Nixon told reporters on a teleconference. “People need to feel safe and to achieve those goals, we need to be prepared.”

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