Niggergeddon in Saint jewass

Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

By Wesley Lowery and Kimberly Kindy and Jerry Markon
opdated November 24 at 6:53 PM

Ferguson, Mo., groid Walter Rice, who was demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead
an unarmed black teenager in August, said he was “honoring” Michael Brown while shouting slogans on Monday.

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issued an urgent plea for calm Monday as prosecutors prepared to announce whether a grand jury has indicted Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests.

While Nixon (D) said he didn’t know what the grand jury has decided, he expressed the fervent hope that “regardless of the decision, people on all sides will show tolerance and mutual respect.’’ Saying he had visited on Monday with Ferguson residents, Nixon said “It’s understandable that they, like the rest of us, are on edge waiting for the decision.’’

But the governor made clear that acts of violence will not be tolerated. “We are making sure that the necessary resources are on hand to protect lives, to protect property and to protect free speech, he said at a news conference, adding that he has deployed the Missouri National Guard to provide security at police stations, fire houses and utility substations.

St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley issued a similar plea for protesters to remain peaceful. “I want people to think with their heads and not their emotions,’’ he said. “I do not want people in this community to think they have to barricade their doors or take up arms. We are not that kind of community.’’

The strongly worded statements spoke to the growing concern in a community that has been bracing for protests if Wilson does not face charges in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, which triggered a frank conversation about race and police interaction with African Americans.

The decision will be announced Monday night, the county prosecutor’s office said. The office gave no details about what the grand jury has decided. Brown’s family has been notified of the announcement but has not been told about the grand jury’s decision, family attorney Benjamin Crump said.

[Timeline of events after the death of Michael Brown.]