Monday, November 17, 2014

BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Grand Jury Announcement

Gov. Jay Nixon  has issued an executive order today declaring a state of emergency in Missouri as  grand jury decision in the case of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson could come any day.

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."

"I further direct the Missouri State Highway Patrol together with the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to operate as a Unified Command to protect civil rights and ensure public safety in the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region," Nixon wrote in the order, noting that citizens reserve their right to assemble peacefully.

(via HuffPo)

1 comment:

  1. So the decision has made its way through the governors office already.