U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.
St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says whether the answer is “yes” or “no” – he just wants to hear from Gov. Jay Nixon as soon as possible.
Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to drop the curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday drew criticism from Missouri’s House Majority Leader John Diehl.
Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson, stating that there would be no curfew Monday night.
He’s an African American. He’s from North St. Louis County. And as a local commander of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, his job Thursday night is to establish calm in Ferguson.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spoke during a news conference Thursday afternoon, addressing the ongoing unrest in Ferguson after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a recent high school graduate about to start college, was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. Brown was unarmed.
Missouri’s chief executive calls bill a “dangerous voucher scheme.”
Joe Reagan says governor’s action will have more positive impact in long run.