The Missouri governor and his wife have issued their yearly Christmas message.
The chair of a joint legislative committee vows an aggressive investigation into why Missouri’s governor did not use National Guard troops to protect businesses in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer.
“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” he said in a statement.
The Missouri National Guard is scaling back its presence in the St. Louis area after being deployed to help provide security after violent protests.
However, Knowles says he feels like he’s being left in the dark by the DOJ, which he says is not a good first step toward the goal of rebuilding trust between the community and law enforcement in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
Rich McClure is co-chair of the commission, and encouraged members and the community to have an open mind.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now says a special legislative session will not be necessary to pay for the public safety response to protests in the St. Louis area.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has reversed plans to cut the amount of money paid by the state to blind residents.
Missouri Senate and House leaders today called for public hearings to investigate Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to the unrest in Ferguson, and to determine if emergency appropriations are necessary to fund operations for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard.
Rev. Traci Blackmon’s message followed a “sit in” outside the justice center in Clayton