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More Protests, Troops, an Autopsy and Amnesty International in Ferguson

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Posted on Aug 18, 2014

    Detail from an autopsy report of Michael Brown. Photo by 'Democracy Now!'

“Democracy Now!” reports Monday that as Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered National Guard troops into Ferguson after another night of protests, a preliminary autopsy revealed that police shot teen Michael Brown six times. Amnesty International has taken the “unprecedented” step of ordering a delegation to monitor developments. It is the first time the organization has deployed a team of observers inside the United States.

Also a local pastor called for the police chief’s resignation after department leaks muddied understanding of events that led up to the teen’s death, protests have spread to the grave of ex-slave Dred Scott, and Ferguson’s first black school chief spoke out after his forced resignation.

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