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How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

August 19, 2014
Associated Press

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard. But violence is still erupting nightly in Ferguson, Missouri.

After nine days of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, law enforcement and political leaders are looking for ways to restore peace to the community.

    Thomas Nolan, a criminal justice professor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, says police should meet with non-violent protesters, scale back some of the more military-style methods of crowd control and increase the recruitment of black police officers — something town officials say they already plan to address.

 
 

 

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