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August 14th, 2014
10:27 PM ET

After chaos, state troopers take over security in Ferguson

With officials bracing for the worst, hundreds of people are gathering to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.

Police and protesters have faced off every night since Brown was shot. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says the events have made Ferguson look “a little bit more like a war zone."

President Barack Obama spoke with Governor Nixon on Thursday, sharing his concerns about recent violence in Ferguson after the shooting.

"Now's the time for healing, now's the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson," Obama told reporters.

CNN's David Mattingly is OutFront in Ferguson with the latest.


Filed under: Justice • Michael Brown • News
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  1. marc campbell

    Erin
    Thanks for having such a logical and cogent discussion on the Brown situation. His state of mind has everything to do with the truth. Although it confuses me as to why anyone would have that irrational, screaming witch on as a commentator.
    I guess I hold you to a higher standard than Wolf or any other news program. I apologize, but you always exceed the mark. Wonderful piece on the Pope. NOW – why no mention of the Panama Canal?
    Thanks
    Marc

    August 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  2. Ray Emel

    its sad they wont release the cops statement i know when i was a suspect i was questioned at lenght. theb they would maych it up with the witness statements. so are they waiting to see what is said and what other evidence they have That way the cop can make the best statement matchimg the evidencce. Why else would his statement be with held. i know i would have been questioned 10 times bye now.. that way they could see if i changed my statement he was questioned 1 time at lenght makes no sense. They need to treat him like they would us. Take the dam gloves off. He killed an unarmed person. If they want the truth. they know how to get it

    August 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  3. Susan Milligan

    One point and two questions: Michael Brown showed an intimidating and aggressive behavior in the store 10 minutes before enccountering the police officer. How does anyone grab the neck of a 6 foot 7 inch standing man from the window of a vehicle as Browns friend reported? Does the officer have to yell "Stop! Police!" if Brown encountered the police officer and then tried to flee, especially before firing?

    August 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  4. C McCullough

    What would be the passion and emotion from the African American population if the policeman were black and killed a white 18 year old. Would they be so quick declare the cop a murderer?

    August 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm | Reply
  5. john

    When did it become legal to walk down the middle of the street?
    All of the towns I have been in that is called jaywalking And u get a ticket. Now tell me what is wrong with an officer who probably would have given him a ticket an let him go if he would have just listened to officer.

    August 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Reply

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