Credible sources are reporting that the Grand Jury has reached a decision in the Michael Brown wrongful death case in Ferguson, MO…. we are awaiting confirmation of the decision and it is also reported that TWO press briefings are scheduled for today shortly…. more as we obtain this info….
The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of the anticipated grand jury decision surrounding Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson and the potential protests the verdict may bring to that city and others.
Citing what he called the “possibility of expanded unrest” ahead of the impending verdict, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said in a declaration on Monday that the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will operate as a Unified Command “to protect civil rights and ensure public safety in the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region”.
A grand jury is expected to announce any day if they will charge Wilson with the August killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager.
“In the days immediately following Michael Brown’s death, peaceful protests were marred by senseless acts of violence and destruction,” Gov. Nixon said last week.“That ugliness was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated.”
In addition to declaring a state of emergency, Nixon issued an executive order which in turn has activated the Missouri National Guard to assist local law enforcement.
Due to the periods of unrest that Ferguson and the St. Louis region have experienced in the wake of Brown’s death, Nixon said the state of Missouri will be prepared to respond “appropriately” in order to protect citizens and local businesses from “violence and damage.”
“I further order that the Unified Command may exercise operational authority in such other jurisdictions it deems necessary to protect civil rights and ensure public safety and that other law enforcement agencies shall assist the Unified Command when so requested and shall cooperate with operational directives of the Unified Command,” the governor wrote in the executive order.
The move follows Nixon’s decision to put the National Guard on standby in order to ensure it can support police officers and rapidly respond to any reports of violence. Elaborating on where the Guard fits into the governor’s latest action, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay suggested on Monday that it will not be the primary force at any protest.
“The way we view this, the Guard is not going to be confronting the protesters and will not be on the front line, interacting directly with the demonstrators,” the mayor said.
A Review on what has happened in and around Ferguson:
Thanks for visiting MaxResistance please like our Facebook and subscribe to our Twitter and Youtube Channel. If you would like to keep up to date on all our articles please hit the *FOLLOW button at the bottom right of this page and keep up with all our current articles. Thank you for your support, and please share our site and information.