They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to drop the curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday drew criticism from Missouri’s House Majority Leader John Diehl.
Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard’s arrival.
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has earned a reputation for his flashy training camp arrivals and this year was no different. In keeping with tradition, Wayne stepped up his training camp arrival game.
Despite Missouri’s ban on gay marriage, the Missouri National Guard is providing military benefits to same-sex couples.
Over the holiday weekend, 74 people were shot and 12 killed in Chicago, and Rep. Davis says the police don’t have the manpower to make arrests.
More than 900 National Guardsmen will lose their federal tuition assistance at the end of the current semester if automatic federal cuts remain.
The Missouri National Guard says it still has one soldier working in Joplin, 20 months after guard members responded to the devastating tornado that killed 161 people.