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MO Gov Nixon: Violence Will Not be Tolerated in Ferguson

MO Gov Nixon: Violence Will Not be Tolerated in Ferguson


Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) laid out his law enforcement plans for Ferguson in anticipation of the grand jury decision on whether or not charges will be brought against police officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting case.

Nixon said,”Families must be able to see their kids off safely to school in the morning, walk their neighborhoods at night, and keep the doors of their businesses open without fear for their lives or property. Citizens must also have the right to express themselves peacefully without being threatened by individuals intent on creating violence and disorder.”

“That is why we have been working around the clock to prepare to keep the residents and businesses of St. Louis region safe regardless of the outcome of the parallel local and federal investigations,” he added. “As I’ve said before, violence will not be tolerated.”

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