Missouri goes in to run town torn by killing

Obama speaks on violence

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 3:19 a.m.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (center) joins in a prayer Thursday during a meeting of clergymen and community members held in Florissant, Mo., to discuss the police response to demonstrations over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teenager shot by an officer.


Demonstrators march down a Ferguson, Mo., street Thursday with members of the St. Louis County police and Missouri Highway Pa... (By: JEFF ROBERSON) (Credit: AP)

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