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Monday, August 18, 2014

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signs Executive Order Deploying National Guard to Ferguson

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Governor Jay Nixon (D) is set to deploy the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson, MO starting Monday, August 18 after seven days of civil unrest after the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson City Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Wilson remains free and not charged in the shooting resulting in Brown's death the afternoon of 
Saturday, August 9. 

The last time a National Guard Unit was deployed to quell civil unrest in an American city was 1992 in

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Gov. Jay Nixon (D- Missouri) signed Executive Order 14-09
deploying Missouri National Guard units to Ferguson, MO
August 18.
Los Angeles following three days of rioting after the beating of Rodney King by LAPD law enforcement personnel, caught on videotape.

News broke over night around 2:30 am ET, after a Press Conference given by Missouri State Police Captain Ron Johnson attest Molotov Cocktails were threw at Law Enforcement Officials, three people were shot and four stores looted between 8:15-10:15 pm CT. Johnson read a prepared statement with the information. 

Johnson, was initially hailed as a hero, after being assigned by Gov. Nixon last Wednesday to employ community policing tactics over the militarization force seen by protesters, widely criticized by media reporters and on social media.

Visibly upset, Johnson walked away from an 3:10 am ET/2:10 am CT press conference when reporter if police fired tear gas within a crowd of protesters where children were present.

President Barack Obama, taking a two day break from vacationing in Martha's Vineyard and is expected to address the nation on the crisis in Ferguson, MO, Monday morning.

Initial results from the independent autopsy at Brown's family request of 18-Year Old shooting victim Michael Brown, confirms was shot six times. Two shots to the head, one hitting Brown's right eye, three shots to the right arm and one shot to the right side of the victim's chest.

The Brown family announced at approximately 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT a news conference to discuss details of the independent autopsy, performed at the Brown's request, Monday morning at 10:30 am ET/9:30 am CT.

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