- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told reporters the Grand Jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting case is expected in mid-to-late November.
Nixon also said violence and looting will not be tolerated.
Nixon said looting and violence that marred mostly peaceful protests will not be tolerated.
“That ugliness was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated,” he said.
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 three agencies are strong enough to work together “exceptionally well,” he said.
The National Guard will also be available if needed.
- In his Tuesday statement Missouri Governor Jay Nixon demanded that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be prosecuted.
…Amid all the pain and distrust and anger, we’ve also seen tremendous acts of grace, courage, and kindness as the people of Ferguson try to maintain peace, while they call for justice for the family of Michael Brown. In Ferguson, people of all races and creeds are joining hands to pray for justice. Teenagers cooking meals for law enforcement officers. Community leaders demonstrating courage and heroism throughout the night in standing against armed and violent instigators…
…But we will not be defeated by bricks and guns and Molotov cocktails. With the help of peaceful demonstrators, pastors and community leaders, Captain Johnson and law enforcement will not give up trying to ensure that those with peace in their hearts are not drowned out by those with senseless violence in their hands.
Second, a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.
Funny how the winds of change blow through the "Show Me" state.
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