Missouri Governor Declares State Of Emergency


The grand jury investigating the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a suburban St. Louis police officer has not yet announced its decision, but Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is taking no chances. He’s signed an executive order activating the National Guard to augment local police officers in the event of looting or violence.

There is concern that if the grand jury finds insufficient evidence to charge Officer Darren Wilson, public demonstrations may erupt in bloodshed.

ABC News reports an FBI intelligence bulletin sent to local law enforcement across the country, warning that extremist protesters “will likely” try to infiltrate and exploit peaceful protests in the aftermath of the Ferguson state grand jury’s decision. Their top potential target: law enforcement. ABC’s Jim Ryan tells us about the governor’s action.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Dallas to discuss:

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