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Sharpton Organizing Rallies in 25 Cities for Once Grand Jury Decision is Known

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he’ll be with the family of Michael Brown when the grand jury’s decision is released as to whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be criminally charged.

11/19/2014

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol speaks to members of the media after speaking with Attorney General Eric Holder at Drake's Place Restaurant on Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Capt. Ron Johnson: There Will Be Protests ‘No Matter What the Grand Jury’ Decision is

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson believes that there will be protests no matter what the grand jury decision is in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

11/19/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

Mayor Slay: ‘Disruption’ Will be Allowed in St. Louis

Mayor Slay has requested 400 members of the National Guard to help in the city after the grand jury’s decision is announced in the Michael Brown case.

11/18/2014

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National Guard Troops in South St. Louis Not for Ferguson-Related Duty

Maj. Christopher Ash says it is the civil support team doing regularly scheduled training exercises for a biological weapon situation.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nixon says Emergency Declaration is a Precautionary Measure

Asked if he declared a state of emergency because he expects a violent reaction to the grand jury’s decision, Nixon said no, and that he hopes there is no violence.

11/18/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI Issues Bulletin Before Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: ‘Internet Postings Have Called for Violence Against Police’

As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against Darren Wilson, Missouri’s governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

11/18/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Activates Missouri National Guard in Response to Potential ‘Period of Unrest’

Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

11/17/2014

With law enforcement officials near, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon outlines plans that will keep residents and businesses safe once prosecutors announce whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face charges for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, during a press conference in Weldon Spring, Missouri on November 11, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Outlines Ferguson Preparations

Nixon said that once the decision is announced, the state highway patrol will work with St. Louis County and city police as one unified command. The National Guard will also be available if needed.

11/11/2014

Police guard a Quick Trip gas station that was burned when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown turned to riots and looting on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police May Not See Reimbursement from State for Work in Ferguson

It may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O’Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn’t done.

09/17/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to media on Aug. 15, 2014, in St. Louis. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Nixon Orders National Guard to Begin Withdrawing from Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin a systematic process of withdrawing from Ferguson.

08/21/2014

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