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Video: 2,200 National Guard Troops Ordered Into Ferguson

November 25, 2014  | 

VIDEO: 2,200 National Guard Troops Ordered Into Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri ordered more National Guard troops into the embattled city of Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order on the second night after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, reports NBC.

"The violence we saw in areas of Ferguson last night is unacceptable," the governor said in announcing that the National Guard presence would be upped from 700 troops Monday to 2,200 on Tuesday.

"Last night, criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction, terrorized this community," Nixon said at an afternoon news conference. "I am deeply saddened for the people of Ferguson who woke up to see parts of their community in ruins. No one should have to live like this, no one deserves this. We must do better and we will."

On Monday night, at least 12 buildings were burned, police reported looting, and gunfire broke out repeatedly. More than 80 people were arrested in Ferguson and nearby St. Louis. The civil unrest followed the grand jury’s decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Comments (5)

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Tom Ret @ 11/25/2014 7:43 PM

Gov-you are a day late.

TheRookie @ 11/25/2014 10:30 PM

Governor Lap Dog you're, "A Day Late and A Business Short."

S.S. @ 11/26/2014 7:42 AM

It's safe to say that Ferguson is populated by a bunch of criminals. if they participated in looting, rioting, and throwing things at officers, then you are a criminal. So you ask yourselves who's gonna pay for all of this damage. Answer, we all will. Next step for you criminals out there is to stand in line and attempt to get your government assistance. Truly PATHETIC.

Concerned Citizen @ 11/26/2014 8:50 PM

It used to be Gov. Matt Blunt was the biggest shill for the One World Government. Now Jay Nixon steals his crown! Nixon avoided sending in the Nat. Guard on Purpose. This is following Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henery Kissinger and other Globalists who want US citizens to beg for the UN to occupy the USA. What a better way to achieve that goal, then to let poor small businesses get looted and burned. By people who are trying to make an honest living and may not have insurance to cover the cost of the business being destroyed?
The Media loved to bash Bush over Katrina, what about Obama and Ferguson? What about Obama and Sandy on the East Coast? Neglect isn't even a word to describe it. More like Evil. Letting "the Little People" who aren't the Ruling Elite suffer. All for the sake of Selfish goals to control a Nation! MLK was selfless. He hated to see others suffer. Regardless social stratification, or race. Obama will never be another MLK.

Capt. Crunch @ 11/28/2014 10:43 PM

Just another Nixon, to screw things up. I wonder what Obama, promised him.

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