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Little Peace in Sight for Ferguson

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The “five-second rule” that Ferguson, Mo., police enforced to keep protesters from remaining in place on downtown streets was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge on Oct. 6. The ruling, which comes amid lingering protests, was a modest victory for demonstrators, whose nightly gatherings in the mostly African-American St. Louis suburb called attention to the rash of police shootings in black communities. Tensions continue as a grand jury weighs whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, on murder or manslaughter charges for the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. A decision is expected by early November.


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