Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday ahead of the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown. The FBI says unrest is likely.
Gov. Jay Nixon acknowledged that he expects demonstrations following the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, says “violence will not be tolerated.”
“[T]he infringement of the fundamental right to marry … is unconstitutional in violation of the Due Process Clause to the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
Gov. Jay Nixon announced the creation of an independent group to study the unrest that followed the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and make recommendations for how to improve the St. Louis area. This commission will not investigate the death of Michael Brown, the governor said.
Update: Earl Ringo was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. CDT Wednesday. Neither the Supreme Court nor Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stopped the scheduled execution.
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Read coverage from the first eight days of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
No “heads-up” from Missouri’s governor.
Protesters continued to gather, demanding justice for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by police on Saturday. Under the command of Capt. Ron Johnson, however, military-style police equipment, tear gas and rubber bullets were absent from the St. Louis suburb as evening fell.
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Continued coverage here.
The governor of Missouri will speak on the shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest.
On Twitter, Missouri’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon, calls for calm in Ferguson.