President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury’s decision in this summer’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to “keep protests peaceful.”
From Boston to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
Las Vegas community leaders say they’re making plans to maintain peace ahead of an expected announcement from a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, about whether a police officer will face charges in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
Peaceful gathering at statue of Martin Luther King
Local activists and leaders of the NAACP in Nevada joined the call on Monday for the immediate arrest of a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old Missouri man more than two weeks ago, triggering raucous street protests and police patrols in the St. Louis suburb.
A former Houston hand surgeon whose loving family TV commercials became overshadowed and undermined by personal and legal problems has died in a Florida hospital.