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FERGUSON (Worthy News)– Over the weekend in cities throughout the United States, demonstrators marched in solidarity with Missouri protesters over the killing of Michael Brown, a unarmed black teenager, who was shot by a police officer. Despite a curfew imposed by the Missouri governor, one person was critically injured after being shot, and seven others arrested as clashes continued to break out over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri. A private autopsy revealed the teen was shot six times, including two in the head, as the Justice Department ordered a second autopsy into the teenager's death as the FBI took over the investigation.
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One person was critically injured and seven were arrested as violence broke out after a midnight curfew was imposed on the St. Louis suburb rocked by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen. Clashes erupted shortly after the curfew went into effect, with tear gas and the sound of gunshots hitting the streets of Ferguson, Missouri as dozens of protesters stayed out in the driving rain.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon 'thunderstruck' by Ferguson police's response – Washington Examiner
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he was "thunderstruck" by the images of the Ferguson police's military-style response to the first days of the unrest over the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Ferguson store owners rely on their guns to fend off second looting: 'There's no police' – Washington Times
Store owners from Sam’s Meat Market in Ferguson, Missouri started using their own weapons to guard their merchandise from looters since the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
Reporters from a local Fox affiliate questioned armed convenience store owners who walked in on two looters early Saturday morning. They claim they contacted police to ask for protection from the looters, but were given the run-around.
Michael Brown Shooting: Thousands Gather Across The Country For National Moment Of Silence For Victims Of Police Brutality – International Business Times
Thousands of people gathered across the nation Thursday night for candlelight vigils to remember Michael Brown and others killed in confrontations with police in the wake of unrest over allegations of growing police brutality in the U.S. The peaceful protesters wore red bands on their right arms, shared stories of encounters with aggressive police officers and stood together in silence to honor the dead.
Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson – Fox News
Nixon said at a press conference that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m.
Nixon also said Saturday the U.S. Department of Justice is beefing up its investigation of the shooting.
Justice Department orders new autopsy; violence erupts in streets once again – Washington Post
The federal government on Sunday took on an intensified role in investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, but violent unrest erupted once again Sunday night on the streets of this St. Louis suburb.
F.B.I. Steps In Amid Unrest After Police Kill Missouri Youth – NY Times
The F.B.I. on Monday opened a civil rights inquiry into the fatal shooting by a police officer of an unarmed black teenager here as protests bubbled into a third night in this St. Louis suburb.
News station apologizes for showing home of officer who killed Michael Brown – Washington Times
A St. Louis news station has apologized for airing video of the home of the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson.