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November 25th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

As buildings burned, stores looted in Ferguson, where was the National Guard?

More than 2,000 National Guard troops are in the Ferguson area Tuesday night. Governor Jay Nixon boosted the number of guardsmen from 700 to 2,200.

But where were they Monday night when violent clashes, looting, and arson ravaged the community?

Photos: Ferguson protests across U.S.

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.


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November 25th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Dorian Johnson, Michael Brown’s friend who witnessed shooting, says he's 'hurt' by lack of indictment

Dorian Johnson, in his first live interview since the grand jury decided that it won't indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown told CNN's Erin Burnett that he's hurt by the decision.

Ferguson braces for more unrest: 'We must do better and we will'

Johnson was Brown's friend and was there the day Brown died.


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November 21st, 2014
09:33 PM ET

Officials: FBI, ATF boost presence in St. Louis area

Federal law enforcement is boosting its presence in the Saint Louis area, preparing in case there's violence when the grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The FBI and the ATF are both sending extra personnel, including SWAT teams.

The grand jury is actually deliberating in Clayton, Missouri, just a few miles away.

Residents there are on alert.

Jason Carroll reports for OutFront.

Weighing in on the safety concerns is Former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom. He was appointed state public safety director by Missouri's governor three weeks after the death of Michael Brown.


Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • News
November 20th, 2014
07:56 PM ET

Ferguson police chief: "I think I can see this through"

(CNN) - Police Chief Thomas Jackson - a central figure in the protests that flared in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of an unarmed black teen - says he has no plans to step down despite mounting calls that he must go.

Saying he "intends to see this thing through," Jackson told CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" on Thursday that he has been working with community leaders and others to create a dialogue in the community.

"Yes, I think I can see this through and come out on the other side with the community, the region and even the country a whole lot better," he said.

Jackson's statements come as the grand jury is expected any day to deliver a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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November 19th, 2014
09:10 PM ET

New video purportedly of Wilson fueling more distrust between police, community

And as Ferguson waits for the grand jury to make a decision, CNN is learning that gun sales in the area are spiking. Stores report they're selling two to three times more weapons than usual.

Grand jury decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson could come Friday

What's fueling more of that distrust?

CNN's Sara Sidner has more.


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