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It’s Tense in Ferguson as Grand Jury Deliberates (Video)

A grand jury is deliberating on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.

As the video above says there’s been a rush on gun sales and the state’s governor has declared a state of emergency in advance of the jury’s decision.

Many businesses have boarded up their windows in case of a repeat of the chaos and looting that was experienced several months ago following the shooting.

Around a hundred feds have also been sent to the St. Louis area while President Barrack Obama has called for calm.

“This is a country that allows everybody to express their views. Allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust. But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are,” President Obama told ABC.

It’s an understatement to say things are tense in the city of just over 20,000 people.

James Burke
What keeps the world ticking? James is always looking for the answer and the latest news from around the globe. When he's not behind his computer, he's basking in the Thailand sun, or dreaming of the southern hemisphere, where he grew up in rural Australia.

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