Missouri Governor directs National Guard to help restore peace and order in Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon signed Executive Order 14-09 today, which orders and directs additional resources through the National Guard to “aid the executive officials of Missouri” and “to protect life and property.” Additionally, the State Highway Patrol is authorized to restrict and/or close streets and thoroughfares in order to maintain peace and order.” In a statement issued today, Gov. Nixon condemned the criminal activities that put the residents and Ferguson at risk: “Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard to assist Colonel Ron Replogle and the Unified Command in restoring peace and order to this community.”

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