State of emergency declared in Ferguson

Nicole Hanson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a precautionary state of emergency in the town of Ferguson on Monday night. This is to prepare Ferguson for potential violence once the grand jury announces whether or not police officer Darren Wilson will be indicted, according to CNN. Wilson shot and killed black teen Michael Brown in August. The governor decreased the role of the Ferguson police department and called in the National Guard to prepare for the grand jury’s announcement.