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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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

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."