http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/1 ... 73524.html
Gov. Jay Nixon (D) issued an executive order on Monday declaring a state of emergency in Missouri as the nation awaits a grand jury decision in the case of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Citing "periods of unrest" in the city of Ferguson and other places in the St. Louis area following Brown's Aug. 9 death, Nixon announced the executive order as a measure to protect the citizens and businesses of Missouri from "violence and damage."
The protests and demonstrations have not stopped in the metro St Louis area since the afternoon of August 9th. Local police forces have purchased new weapons and equipment and have received new 'crowd control' training to prepare for the Grand Jury announcement.
The National Guard has been activated. Said one resident via Twitter:
https://twitter.com/colleenkelly/status ... 7729103875
The city doesn't plow streets when it snows, but we do get national guard stationed at shopping centers. Welcome to StL
Apparently there's plenty of DHS in the area, but when a Navy vet posts a picture on Facebook he's fired from his job...
http://www.argusnewsnow.com/page/argus- ... s/137.html
St Louis Alderman Antonio French: https://twitter.com/AntonioFrench
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