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Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m.

Tensions in Ferguson flared late Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown and documents alleging Brown robbed a store before he died.


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Gov Nixon also said

"news media would be given access to an area so they could monitor police actions overnight on the street." The 'area' is likely a 24 hour donut stop.

SteveMT's picture

One step closer to martial law.

These so-called "police" in charge would really like to shoot people on sight. They don't say what happens if the people disregard the curfew. Are they arrested or simply shot?