“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.

‘Democracy Now!’:

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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