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Ferguson in State of Emergency

Updated: Monday, August 18 2014, 10:31 AM CDT
Police in Ferguson, Missouri have released surveillance video they say shows 18 year old Michael Brown, stealing from a convenience store minutes before an officer shot and killed him.

As Stephanie Diffin reports in the midst of the outrage that has followed the store's owners are trying to separate themselves from the situation.

With boarded windows and officers at the door, a little market now another piece of a national uproar. Shaneis Hubbard used to work just a couple of doors down. So, she came to see for herself what the market would say about the surveillance video that allegedly caught michael brown stealing here not long before he was killed.

"Regardless of the petty crime he was allegedly involved in, nobody deserves to be gunned down like that, nobody. White, black, other, nobody." said Hubbard.

The market owners through their attorney sent the message, they want to stay as far away from the situation as possible saying, even after the initial alleged theft it was a customer who called police.

"It's not about them. They didn't call the police, they didn't ask the police to come and take the video." said Jay Kanzler, Ferguson Market Attorney.

Now they're hoping the video won't make them a target.

"They would hope that the people of this community who have consistently supported them would continue to support them and realize that whatever the police are looking at on the surveillance tapes has nothing to with what went on in the streets." said Kanzler.

"Do you think this news makes this place a target?"asked Stephanie Diffin Reporter.

"I kinda do." responded Hubbard.

Missouri governor Jay Nixon implemented a curfew and declared a state of emergency in Ferguson because of the rioting and looting.

The curfew that started today will begin at midnight and be lifted at 5 am. Governor Nixon says the purpose is to protect the people, not to silence those who want their voices heard.












Ferguson in State of Emergency


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