State of Emergency: Governor Nixon Activates Missouri National Guard Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon activated his state’s National Guard this afternoon, ratcheting up preparations as a grand jury nears a decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Nixon announced the executive order via a press release: “As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary […]

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