Looks like we’re about one step away from martial law in Ferguson, Missouri.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency in Ferguson as well as instituted a curfew.
“We will not allow a handful of looters to endanger the rest of this community,” Gov. Jay Nixon said in a press conference Saturday broadcast live on MSNBC.
“If we want justice, we cannot be distracted … We cannot have looting and crimes at night. We cannot have people fearful.”
A strict curfew will be in place from midnight to 5am. It isn’t clear what consequences those who violate the curfew will face.
The decision follows yet another night of violence, riots and looting.
Brown was seen on video allegedly robbing a convenience store shortly before being confronted by a police officer.
Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police Officer identified as Darren Wilson, a 28 year old officer after a confrontation that remains under investigation.