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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.”

Nov 17, 2014

St. Louis protesters stage peaceful ‘die-in’

LOUIS (Reuters) – (This November 16, 2014 story was refiled to correct the location in the headline and second paragraph)

A crowd of a couple hundred demonstrators, angry about the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, took to the streets of St. Louis on Sunday, briefly blocking a major intersection in protest.

Nov 17, 2014
Nov 17, 2014

St. Louis awaits grand jury’s decision on shooting of unarmed black teen

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, faced another day on Monday of waiting for a grand jury to decide if it will bring criminal charges against a white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, sparking weeks of sometimes violent protests.

The grand jury has been meeting in secret for almost three months as it evaluates evidence about the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, and many in this St. Louis suburb expect another wave of demonstrations if no charges are brought.

Nov 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2014

Protesters stage peaceful ‘die-in’ in downtown St. Louis

LOUIS (Reuters) – A crowd of a couple hundred demonstrators, angry about the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, took to the streets of St. Louis on Sunday, briefly blocking a major intersection in protest.

Dozens of people lay down in the street outside of a downtown theater hosting a film festival, pretending to have been shot by other protests playing the role of police officers in an action intended to evoke the memory of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died 100 days ago in front of his home in the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

Nov 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2014

‘I Love Ferguson’ signs, T-shirts lift morale in protest-hit town

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, bear two hallmarks of the months of sometimes violent protests that followed the August police shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

One is boarded-up shop windows, the other, ever-present “I Love Ferguson” signs, T-shirts and stickers.

Nov 15, 2014
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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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