News Update!!: Clayton, MO: Continuing News Coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri Fatal Shooting Decision.

November 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Update!!: Clayton, MO: Continuing News Coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri Fatal Shooting Decision.

** Information Updated: At 2:40am PT on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014: **

People across the United States of America contiune to wait for a grand jury decision over to indict or not to indict 28 year old Darren Wilson, a white male Ferguson Police Department Officer, for fatally shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown, an unarmed black male, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

**** Latest Information Grand Jury Decision: ****

A decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri was not reached on Friday, November 21st, 2014 and will not be coming back until Monday, November 24th, 2014.

The decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is suppose to happened before the end of November 2014, but there is reports that a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri may come soon and reportedly may be unannounced either on Friday, November 21st, 2014; Saturday, November 22nd, 2014; Sunday, November 23rd, 2014; or Monday, November 24th, 2014.

This grand jury in Clayton, Missouri has 12 members and consist of 6 white men, 3 white women, 2 black women, and a black man with their ages not released.

The grand jury in Clayton, Missouri would need at least 9 members to have an indictment.

As people across the United States of America contiune to wait for a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri, people and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri as well as in cities across the United States of America are preparing for what may happen after the decision is announced.

**** Happening In and Around the Ferguson, Missouri Area: ****

** Businesses Preparing: **

Businesses in and around the Ferguson, Missouri area are boarding up windows and closing down preparing in advance of a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri worried and in fear of possible looting and violence that previously happened during previous protests.

** Citizens Preparing: **

Some gun dealers have been getting lots of business by fearful residents await for the grand jury’s decision worry about looting and criminal activity that may happen following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri with some gun dealers reporting waiting lists for private lessons and concealed carry training classes have extended into 2015.

** Schools Preparing: **

Some school districts in and around the Ferguson, Missouri area are closing for the entire week in advance of a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

The school district in Jennings, Missouri, just 4 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri, has sent letters home telling parents of students that classes will be canceled Monday, November 24th, 2014 and Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 which schools are already scheduled to be closed from Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 to Friday, November 28th, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday and classes are planned to resume Monday, December 1st, 2014.

The Ferguson-Florissant School District are also making plans ahead of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to the Ferguson-Florissant School District, if the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced during school hours, the Ferguson-Florissant School District may dismiss early and provide transportation home and if bus routes are inaccessible, the Ferguson-Florissant School District will keep students at the schools, with supervision, until a parent or guardian can get their child.

According to Ferguson-Florissant School Board President Robert Chabot, the Ferguson-Florissant School District is trying to keep parents informed.

** Local, County, and State Government Preparing: **

Many local, county, and state government buildings in and around the Ferguson, Missouri area are beginning secured and barricades are being placed for streets closures that may occur after a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

There is reports that some local, county, and state government buildings have been threaten and for safety reasons, those local, county, and state government buildings are closing up and stepping up security.

According to Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, he expected demonstrations across the region and warned authorities to prepare for the worst.

On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, the City of Clayton in Clayton, Missouri announced plans to restrict traffic and increase security in the area of the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri.

In a written message posted on the City of Clayton website, “We have promised to keep you updated on preparations as a decision by the Grand Jury gets closer. Beginning today, St. Louis County will be taking additional steps to secure their buildings in downtown Clayton. Following the County’s actions, the city will begin to temporarily restrict traffic in the area of the St. Louis County Justice Center. While we do not know precisely when the Grand Jury decision will be announced, we anticipate it will be relatively soon, as the Prosecuting Attorney has repeatedly said he expects the decision within the month of November. We will keep these traffic restrictions in place as long as they seem prudent, and will keep you apprised of further developments. Thank you for being a part of Clayton.”

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has asked for National Guard soldiers to be deployed alongside local law enforcement officers to protect citizens and their homes and businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and to work in alternating 12 hour shifts at 45 locations around St. Louis, Missouri following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

A “State of Emergency” in Ferguson, Missouri was declared by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Monday, November 17th, 2014 and activated the National Guard in advance of a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, people have the right to protest peacefully, but citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage.

“In the days immediately following Michael Brown’s death, peaceful protests were marred by senseless acts of violence and destruction. That ugliness was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated,” said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

The “State of Emergency” in Ferguson, Missouri will expire in 30 days unless extended by another order.

** Protesters, Activists, and Community Leaders Preparing: **

Protesters, activists, and community leaders are saying that they are preparing for peaceful protesting after the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced, but they acknowledge the risk of possible unrest that could happen.

Many of the protesters, activists, and community leaders all hope that everything remaims peaceful and that their rights to freedom of speech and to assembly are respected.

Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across the United States of America are in Ferguson, Missouri to monitor the possible protests.

Some residents in Ferguson, Missouri are being equipped with cameras well learning about their civil rights.

A California based group called “We Copwatch” is helping citizens by training them to better understand their civil rights and how to properly record police interactions with the public.

We Copwatch was started in 2013 as a support group of the Berkeley Copwatch which began in 1990.

Jacob Crawford, Co-Founder of We Copwatch, says his group raised over $6,000 to buy video cameras for residents of the Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri.

“We knew the Ferguson police department was equipping themselves with 50 body cameras so we thought it best to equip this neighborhood with 110 body cameras,” said Jacob Crawford, Co-Founder of We Copwatch.

According to Jacob Crawford, Co-Founder of We Copwatch, the cameras are helping community members protect themselves and others through a very specific purpose.

“The non-violent observation of the police where people go out with video cameras and they document police when they stop members of their community,” Crawford said.

With these cameras comes responsibility and training which We Copwatch has teamed both residents and community groups.

** More information about We Copwatch is at the following We Copwatch website address: **

http://www.wecopwatch.org

** Local, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Preparing: **

The Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri are on high alert and preparing for any possible trouble that may occur after a decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

According to Ferguson Police Department Chief Thomas Jackson, he has no plans to step down and is running the response here in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson Police Department Chief Thomas Jackson intends to see things through despite mounting calls for him to go.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Sam Dotson said that his officers are ready for whatever happens.

“We’ve had 3 months to prepare. … Acts of violence will not be tolerated. Our intelligence is good. Our tactics are good. We can protect lawful people and at the same time arrest criminals,” said St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Sam Dotson.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Officials warned local, county, and state law enforcement agencies about potential protests that could turn violent following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In regards citizens recording law enforcement, Ferguson Police Department Chief Thomas Jackson said, “Just the idea of private citizens filming the police doing their jobs, I don’t see anything wrong with that. As a matter of fact, it happens all the time. We also have cameras now that we use to film our interactions with the public.”

On Friday, November 21st, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) are sending to the St. Louis, Missouri region more Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Agents as well the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (A.T.F.) Special Agent and SWAT Officers to prepare for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called for 400 National Guard troops to back up the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri and more than 1,000 law enforcement officers have received special training and a unified command of law enforcement from city, county, and state will provide security for protests.

**** Comments from Federal Government Officials: ****

In a video released by the United States Department of Justice, Attorney General of the United States of America Eric Holder is asking for calm and peaceful protesting following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“History has shown us that the most successful and enduring movements for change are those that adhere to non-aggression and nonviolence,” said Attorney General of the United States of America Eric Holder.

** You can watch the video at the following United States Department of Justice on YouTube website address: **

In an news interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, November 21st, 2014, United States of America President Barack Obama spoke exclusively with ABC News urging the residents of the city and all others to “keep protests peaceful” following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“This is a country that allows everybody to express their views. Allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust. But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are,” United States of America President Barack Obama told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

** You can read and watch the exclusive interview at the following ABC News website address: **

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/11/president-obama-dont-use-ferguson-as-an-excuse-for-violence/

** Information Related to Michael Brown’s Family: **

The fatal shooting touched off the debate over race and policing across the United States of America as well as touched off weeks of protests that were both peaceful protests calling for Darren Wilson to be arrest and charged for the shooting of Michael Brown and violent protests which were to cause vandalism and looting which peaceful protesters say is not what Michael Brown and Michael Brown’s Family would want.

Michael Brown’s Family are urging protesters to keep the memory of Michael Brown alive and to protest peacefully and respectfully.

The Michael Brown’s Family dosen’t want their son’s name to be use for violence that hurts everybody in and around our community.

In a video posted on S.T.L. Forward on YouTube on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Michael Brown’s Father is asking the public for remain peaceful regardless of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s Father, said that he, his family, and the St. Louis, Missouri region are still hurting, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.

“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone,” said Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s Father.

** You can watch the video at the following S.T.L. Forward on YouTube website address: **

On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, Michael Brown, Sr., Michael Brown’s Father, walked past a memorial for his son, 18 year old Michael Brown, that still sits in the middle of Canfield Drive near the Canfield Green Apartments and proceeded to hand out turkey and other donations to residents as part of the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Giveaway by the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation.

Lawyers for Michael Brown’s family say that Michael Brown was trying to surrender when Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown.

A companion who was with Michael Brown said that Michael Brown had his hands raised in the air when Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown.

** Information Related to Darren Wilson: **

There is also reports that Darren Wilson is in final decision of resigning from the Ferguson Police Department.

Darren Wilson reportedly want to ease the pressure on fellow Ferguson Police Department Officers even when he still states that he didn’t do anything wrong.

Supporters for Darren Wilson insist that Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in self defense.

**** What Is Happening Across the United States of America: ****

**** Here are a few of the cities across the United States of America that are preparing for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri. ****

- Los Angeles, California:

Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California is preparing for protests following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, Los Angeles Police Department officials as well as civil rights groups and churches were preparing Saturday for a Ferguson grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson would be indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

An official date for the decision had not been announced, but prosecutors were expected to provide Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement with 48 hours notice before making the public announcement, CNN reported.

In preparation of the announcement, which was expected to draw protests, LAPD officials said extra patrols would be ready to deploy to stave off violence and vandalism.

Officials also said that although mass arrests were not expected, they wanted to be prepared incase they were needed.

Civil rights organizations and some local churches, including South L.A.’s First A.M.E., asked activists to gather following the decision to formulate a proper response.

According to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, we are prepared for demonstrations and possible civil unrest in Los Angeles, California and are working with community leaders to make sure that demonstrations remain peaceful and people demonstrate safely.

Los Angeles Police Department Officers have reportedly been told to remain in uniforms until further notice and undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department are being told to have their uniforms ready.

Some community leaders in South Los Angeles, California have met with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss their concerns in hopes that to quell potential violence in Los Angeles, California.

Commuters are asked to be prepare for any traffic delays and road closures related to demonstrations that may occur after following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

- Oakland, California:

Residents and merchants in Oakland, California are being warned to prepare for protests and possible riots following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan advised anyone living or working in Downtown Oakland, California to park their vehicles in a secured and off street location, move trash cans to a secure site, double check locks and security cameras, and re-enforce doors with steel plates so they can’t be pried open.

According to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Several, groups plan to converge at Frank Ogawa Plaza located at 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza near Oakland City Hall in Oakland, California at 5:00pm PT on the day that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

At least 4 healing centers for people to discuss the verdict are going to be set up at the Youth Uprising located at 8711 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, California; at the Youth Employment Partnership located at 2300 International Boulevard in Oakland, California; and at the Healthy Communities Inc. located at 2580 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, California.

- Portland, Oregon:

The Portland Police Bureau is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Friday, November 21st, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau is telling the people in Portland, Oregon that they are awaiting for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri and are prepared for any demonstrations in the community.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau is hoping that the events will remain peaceful as people exercised their freedom of speech and expression without infringing on the rights of others and that Portland Police Bureau Officers will exercise compassion, understanding, and discretion, and ask the community to help ensure a safe environment for all.

The Portland Police Bureau is aware that there may be some people attending demonstrations with the intent to exploit peaceful expressions by participating in disruptive behavior.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau Officers will work with organizers and will respond as needed to such calls for service.

The Portland Police Bureau is telling commuters that traffic may be temporarily rerouted during demonstrations and are asking all commuters and users of TriMet, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, to use alternate routes to avoid being caught in delays.

- Seattle, Washington:

According to Seattle Police Department, they are watching and waiting for the grand jury to make its decision and that the Seattle Police Department wants to support the public’s First Amendment right to peacefully protest, but will be ready if things turn violent.

According to the City of Seattle, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is monitoring the situation and has reached out to leaders in Seattle’s African American community to have a conversation about working together to make sure what happened in Ferguson, Missour doesn’t happen in Seattle, Washington.

- Las Vegas, Nevada:

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, local pastors, and community leaders are preparing for any protests following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, we are always ready to headle large scale events that attract lots of people.

- Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico are expecting demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Albuquerque, New Mexico have been dealing with a string of angry protests following a March 2014 shooting of a homeless camper by law enforcement and the more than 40 shootings involving law enforcement since 2010.

Protesters following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri may also include protests for the March 2014 shooting of a homeless camper by law enforcement.

- Dallas, Texas:

According to Dallas Police Department Spokesman Lieutenant Jose Garcia, the city did not anticipate violent demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“We have adequate resources in place to address any situation that may arise. In addition to the resources, we work hard to develop and maintain strong relationships within our communities. We feel confident that together we can address such a situation if it arises,” said Dallas Police Department Spokesman Lieutenant Jose Garcia.

- Chicago, Illinois:

According to the Chicago Police Department, they have a plan in place to deal with whatever happens in response to the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

The Chicago Police Department plans are to protect the right of people to lawfully protest and demonstrate, but they will also take action against those who become violence.

- Atlanta, Georgia:

According to Atlanta Police Department Spokeswoman Kim Jones, the Atlanta Police Department will respect the rights of demonstrators to peaceably assemble but will not tolerate those who violate our laws, destroy property, or endanger lives.

The Atlanta Police Department have reportedly met with numerous law enforcement agencies throughout the Atlanta, Georgia area to ensure our efforts are coordinated and that we are maintaining the same level of readiness and vigilance.

- Washington, District of Columbia:

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, District of Columbia is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Metropolitan Police Department Officers are reportedly prepared and ready to handle any kind of protests and have law enforcement teams and the emergency response teams at the ready in case of any problems when the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

The Philadelphia Police Department is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to Philadelphia Police Department Spokesman Lieutenant John Stanford, the city will see demonstrations, regardless of what the grand jury returns and stressed they were equipped to cope with the crowds.

- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

On Monday, November 17th, 2014, acting Pittsburgh Police Department Chief Cameron McLay told people during a community meeting in East Liberty, Pennsylvania that, “We’re all hands on deck with my command staff. We’ve been working all day to prepare because we’re extremely concerned about what might happen if things go badly. … We have to prepare for the very, very worst scenario and hope for the best.”

- New York City, New York:

The New York Police Department is preparing for demonstrations and possible civil unrest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to New York City Police Department Spokesman Stephen Davis, “We’re the largest police department in the nation, we’re trained to move swiftly and handle events as they come up.”

- Roxbury, Massachusetts:

A group called “Black Lives Matter” is organizing a rally in front of the police department district office in Roxbury, Massachusetts on the day that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

- Boston, Massachusetts:

The Boston Police Department are preparing for demonstrations and unrest that can occur following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In a written message to college and university students in Boston, Massachusetts and posted on the Facebook page for the Boston Police Department, Boston Police Department Commissioner William B. Evans writes, “As fall comes to a close, I hope that this school year has gotten off to a great start for you, and that your studies are going well. As you know, Boston is an amazing city to live in and study as a student. Today, I am writing to ask for your help. The entire country is anxiously awaiting the grand jury decision in Ferguson over whether or not charges will be brought against a police officer. Demonstrations are likely across the country. I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully. The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and advocate for their opinions and causes. We are asking students to be mindful that there may be outside agitators trying to provoke and instigate otherwise peaceful protests. Boston has overcome much, and we have a strong history of coming together in times of challenges and crisis, as demonstrated in our community during the Boston Marathon. We showed then how Boston stayed united and we can show that again with Ferguson and all of the important issues facing us in society today. Pending the imminent grand jury decision, if you choose to demonstrate please do so in a way that would make your school, your family, and your city proud.”

Many people are all hoping, no matter the outcome of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri, that everybody remains peaceful and respectful.

ZachNews will have the announcement on the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri as soon as a decision is made.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding the decision by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri over if to indict or not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

ZachNews on Twitter will have continuing news coverage on the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri and will be retweeting any protests, police activities, information, road closures, pictures, recorded videos, and live broadcasting videos of what happens following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri being announced.

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Needles, CA: Thanksgiving meal at the Westside Chevron, Circle K, and Chester’s Chicken.

November 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: Thanksgiving meal at the Westside Chevron, Circle K, and Chester’s Chicken.

The Westside Chevron, Circle K, and Chester’s Chicken has announced on their Facebook page that there joining up with the Hamil family in there annual helping those who need on Thanksgiving.

This is George and Anita’s 5 year of giving Thanksgiving meals to people who are in need of a warm meal by caring people of our community.

As these pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez show George Edward Hamil giving 27 box meals at the Westside Chevron Gas Station (Before the construction and opening of the new Chester’s Fried Chicken and Circle K store) in Needles, California on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 made by him, his family, and friends who cooked up delicious turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potato with gravy, green beans, dinner rolls, and desert.

This year, they are proud to announce that they have joined their cause and are aiding them in being able to feed more people in our community who need a meal.

We will be having a full Thanksgiving dinner available to all who come on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm PT to the Westside Chevron, Circle K, and Chester’s Chicken located at 2321 Needles Highway in Needles, California.

You can come in and eat here and enjoy each others company on this Thanksgiving holiday or take out trays will be available.

So come on down and join us here at Westside Chevron, Circle K, and Chester’s Chicken in Needles, California if you and your family need a little lift on Thanksgiving.

** Happy Thanksgiving from the Hamil family and all of us from the Westside Chevron, Circle K, and Chester’s Chicken in Needles, California. **

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Traffic Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: West Broadway closed this weekend for micro surfacing overlay seal project.

November 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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Traffic Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: West Broadway closed this weekend for micro surfacing overlay seal project.

West Broadway between F Street to J Street in Downtown Needles, California will be closed on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 and Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 for the micro surfacing overlay seal project.

Commuters, residents, and businesses should plan ahead and prepare for any traffic delays.

Detours around the West Broadway closure are J Street to Third Street then to either E Street or D Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Commuters, residents, and businesses are being asked to not park their vehicles on the street that is going to be worked on and not drive your vehicles on the closed street until the micro surfacing overlay seal is dried.

People are asked not to walk on the new micro surfacing overlay seal until the new micro surfacing overlay seal is dried.

Streets are receiving a micro surfacing overlay consists of asphalt emulsion and aggregate that will require up to 3 hours to dry.

This portion of West Broadway between F Street to J Street in Downtown Needles, California was supposedly to have been done on Friday, November 21st, 2014 as what was posted on ‘No Parking’ signs and what was informed to several near by businesses, but that has changed.

Anybody with questions or complaints should contact the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-5740.

Contractor inquiries should contact Benjamin Cooley with Cooley Construction Inc. at: 1 (760) 559-0246.

The new micro surfacing overlay seal was placed along F Street from Front Street to West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California on Friday, November 21st, 2014 with Front Street from F Street to G Street still being closed from new micro surfacing overlay seal work that was done on Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

Even with repeated changes in information and closure dates, the new paved streets are getting many likes by commuters, residents, and businesses in and around the Downtown Needles, California area including along the original historic and world famous Route 66 on Front Street.

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Needles, CA: Mr. Michael Bracken presents economic development status report.

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: Mr. Michael Bracken presents economic development status report.

During Presentations at the Needles City Council Meeting on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, Mr. Michael Bracken, Managing Partner, Development Management Group, lnc., presented an economic development status report to members of the Needles City Council.

** The following is what is stated in the economic development status report by Mr. Michael Bracken, Managing Partner, Development Management Group, lnc.: **

- Background:

Approximately one year ago, the City Council for the City of Needles entered into a contract with DMG Inc. to provide economic development consulting services. In the past year, we have worked as a member of your team (in concert with you as the elected body, the city manager, city attorney and key staff (namely David Brownlee, Cindy, Simone, Cheryl Sallis) to bring new economic investment to the community.

- Process:

Over my 20+ years career, it has been my experience that the process fundamentals are the same. They are as follows:
1. have a plan (the City Council adopted its Economic Development Strategic Plan in April 2014
2. Establish relationships and credibility with the retail, brokerage, development and financial community. This obviously takes time but we have been successful in establishing the presence of Needles, its desire for economic investment through a multitude of contacts in various business recruiting events (RetailLive-Los Angeles, ICSC-Las Vegas, ICSCO-San Diego, High Desert Opportunity).
3. Provide continuous contacts and follow-ups and have established market information

- Results:

In the past year, we have had forty (40) leads come to us that are specific to our efforts (please note that we do not include leads provided by the State of California, rather just direct leads regarding business opportunities in Needles).
The results are as follows:
1. 40 Total Leads
2. 19 Considered STILL Active
3. 1 Deal Completed (99 Cents Only) Resulting In Saving of $180,000+ annually to the City of Needles (Utility Subsidy) and is serving basic grocery needs in the community
4. 1 Deal Pending City Council Action on 11/12/14 (Chamber of Commerce)
5. 1 Deal at Legal Review (Lease with Amtrak)
6. A number of potential economic investment project still in process. Some of those will occur, others will not.
7. Of the 19 leads still active, they include:
a. 1 Commercial Grade Solar Project
b. 2 Gas Stations
c. 2 Fast Food Restaurants
d. Private Detention Facility
e. 3 Housing Projects
f. 2 Hotels
g. Chamber Building
h. Amtrak
i. 2 Office User for El Garces
j. Commercial Grow Operation
k. Used Car Retailer
l. Car Retail Agency
m. Transportation Provider/Shuttle Service (car)

* Note that DMG, Inc. serves as an economic development consultant. While some projects listed here may be controversial, any land-use or operation approvals are within the purview of the Planning Commission and/or City Council

- Additional Project:

In addition to the above, we are currently working on an economic impact analysis of the Golf Course as well as pursuing the visibility of an “Inland” or “Dry” Port destination as a means of attracting businesses in the distribution/logistics industry

- Continued Efforts:

We have worked on your behalf to establish the credibility with the City of Needles and the community with those making economic investments. This is beginning to result in a pipeline of projects. Over the next several months, it is anticipated the number of projects that go from lead status to projects will increase.

Additionally, as new members of the City Council take office, we will be honored to meet with them, review the strategic plan previously developed in concert with dozens of members of the business community and receive appropriate feedback to guide future efforts.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide you this response. If I can answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact me at michael@dmgeconomics.com.

** You can watch the videos for this agenda item at the following ZachNews on YouTube website addresses: **

- Needles City Council: 11-12-2014: Michael Bracken:

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326 -2113 Ext. 345.

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Downtown Needles, CA: The Women’s Club of Needles’ Homemade Soup, Salad, and Sandwich this weekend.

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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Downtown Needles, CA: The Women’s Club of Needles’ Homemade Soup, Salad, and Sandwich this weekend.

The Women’s Club of Needles’ Homemade Soup, Salad, and Sandwich event will be held on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 and Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm PT inside the Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse located at 305 West Broadway near A Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Members of the Women’s Club of Needles will be cooking up their homemade and delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches as well as homemade deserts you can purchase for later.

The soups, salads, and sandwiches varies each year so come on down and get your favorites before they are all eaten up.

Tickets are $5,00 and you can eat inside the Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse or take the homemade and delicious food to go.

A portion of the proceeds made during the Women’s Club of Needles’ Homemade Soup, Salad, and Sandwich to benefit their scholarship program.

From more information about the Women’s Club of Needles’ Homemade Soup, Salad, and Sandwich event or to purchase tickets, please contact Tena at: 1 (760) 985-4050.

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News Alert!!: Clayton, MO: Continuing News Coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri Fatal Shooting Decision.

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Alert!!: Clayton, MO: Continuing News Coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri Fatal Shooting Decision.

People across the United States of America are preparing and awaiting for a grand jury decision over to indict or not to indict 28 year old Darren Wilson, a white male Ferguson Police Department Officer, for fatally shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown, an unarmed black male, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

The fatal shooting touched off the debate over race and policing across the United States of America as well as touched off weeks of protests that were both peaceful protests calling for Darren Wilson to be arrest and charged for the shooting of Michael Brown and violent protests which were to cause vandalism and looting which peaceful protesters say is not what Michael Brown and Michael Brown’s Family would want.

In a video posted on S.T.L. Forward on YouTube on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Michael Brown’s Father is asking the public for remain peaceful regardless of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s Father, said that he, his family, and the St. Louis, Missouri region are still hurting, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.

“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone,” said Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s Father.

** You can watch the video at the following S.T.L. Forward on YouTube website address: **

The decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is suppose to happened before the end of November 2014, but there is may reports that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri may come either Friday, November 21st, 2014; Saturday, November 22nd, 2014; or Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

This grand jury in Clayton, Missouri has 12 members and consist of 6 white men, 3 white women, 2 black women, and a black man with their ages not released.

The grand jury in Clayton, Missouri would need at least 9 members to have an indictment.

There is also reports that Darren Wilson is in final decision of resigning from the Ferguson Police Department.

Darren Wilson reportedly want to ease the pressure on fellow Ferguson Police Department Officers even when he still states that he didn’t do anything wrong.

As people await the grand jury’s decision, the community of Ferguson, Missouri and police departments in cities across the United States of America are preparing for what may happen after the decision is announced.

The Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri are on high alert and preparing for any possible trouble well people peacefully protests.

Some gun dealers have been getting lots of business by fearful residents await for the grand jury’s decision worry about looting and criminal activity that may happen following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Waiting lists at gun stores for private lessons and concealed carry training classes have extended into 2015.

A school district near Ferguson, Missouri is closing for the entire week of Thanksgiving next week ahead of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

The school district in Jennings, Missouri, just 4 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri, has sent letters home telling parents of students that classes will be canceled Monday, November 24th, 2014 and Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 which schools are already scheduled to be closed from Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 to Friday, November 28th, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday and classes are planned to resume Monday, December 1st, 2014.

The Ferguson-Florissant School District are also making plans ahead of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to the Ferguson-Florissant School District, if the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced during school hours, the Ferguson-Florissant School District may dismiss early and provide transportation home and if bus routes are inaccessible, the Ferguson-Florissant School District will keep students at the schools, with supervision, until a parent or guardian can get their child.

According to Ferguson-Florissant School Board President Robert Chabot, the Ferguson-Florissant School District is trying to keep parents informed.

Protest leaders are saying that they are preparing for peaceful protesting after the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced, but they acknowledge the risk of possible unrest that could happen.

On Monday, November 17th, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri and has activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called for 400 National Guard troops to back up the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, more than 1,000 police department officers have received special training and a unified command of law enforcement from city, county, and state will provide security for protests.

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, people have the right to protest peacefully, but citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage.

“In the days immediately following Michael Brown’s death, peaceful protests were marred by senseless acts of violence and destruction. That ugliness was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated,” said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

The state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri will expire in 30 days unless extended by another order.

Protesters and activists are preparing for protests, marches, and rallies across the United States of America as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Officials warn local, county, and state law enforcement agencies about potential protests that could turn violent following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Friday, November 21st, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) are sending to the St. Louis, Missouri region more Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Agents as well the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (A.T.F.) Special Agent and SWAT Officers to prepare for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In a video released by the United States Department of Justice, Attorney General of the United States of America Eric Holder is asking for calm and peaceful protesting following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“History has shown us that the most successful and enduring movements for change are those that adhere to non-aggression and nonviolence,” said Attorney General of the United States of America Eric Holder.

** You can watch the video at the following United States Department of Justice on YouTube website address: **

In an news interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, November 21st, 2014, United States of America President Barack Obama spoke exclusively with ABC News urging the residents of the city and all others to “keep protests peaceful” following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“This is a country that allows everybody to express their views. Allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust. But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are,” United States of America President Barack Obama told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

** You can read and watch the exclusive interview at the following ABC News website address: **

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/11/president-obama-dont-use-ferguson-as-an-excuse-for-violence/

**** Here are a few of the cities across the United States of America that are preparing for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri. ****

In St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay asked for National Guard soldiers to be deployed alongside local law enforcement officers to protect citizens and their homes and businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and to work in alternating 12 hour shifts at 45 locations around St. Louis, Missouri following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck is preparing Los Angeles, California for demonstrations and possible civil unrest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Los Angeles Police Department Officers have reportedly been told to remain in uniforms until further notice and undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department are being told to have their uniforms ready.

Some community leaders in South Los Angeles, California have met with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss their concerns in hopes that to quell potential violence in Los Angeles, California.

In Oakland, California, residents and merchants are being warned to prepare for protests and possible riots following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan advised anyone living or working in Downtown Oakland, California to park their vehicles in a secured and off street location, move trash cans to a secure site, double check locks and security cameras, and re-enforce doors with steel plates so they can’t be pried open.

According to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Several, groups plan to converge at Frank Ogawa Plaza located at 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza near Oakland City Hall in Oakland, California at 5:00pm PT on the day that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

At least 4 healing centers for people to discuss the verdict are going to be set up at the Youth Uprising located at 8711 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, California; at the Youth Employment Partnership located at 2300 International Boulevard in Oakland, California; and at the Healthy Communities Inc. located at 2580 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, California.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officials, pastors, and community leaders are calling for restraint at a rally tentatively planned northwest of the casino strip known as Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In Roxbury, Massachusetts, a group called “Black Lives Matter” is organizing a rally in front of the police department district office in Roxbury, Massachusetts on the day that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Police Department are preparing for demonstrations and unrest that can occur following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In a written message to college and university students in Boston, Massachusetts and posted on the Facebook page for the Boston Police Department, Boston Police Department Commissioner William B. Evans writes, “As fall comes to a close, I hope that this school year has gotten off to a great start for you, and that your studies are going well. As you know, Boston is an amazing city to live in and study as a student. Today, I am writing to ask for your help. The entire country is anxiously awaiting the grand jury decision in Ferguson over whether or not charges will be brought against a police officer. Demonstrations are likely across the country. I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully. The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and advocate for their opinions and causes. We are asking students to be mindful that there may be outside agitators trying to provoke and instigate otherwise peaceful protests. Boston has overcome much, and we have a strong history of coming together in times of challenges and crisis, as demonstrated in our community during the Boston Marathon. We showed then how Boston stayed united and we can show that again with Ferguson and all of the important issues facing us in society today. Pending the imminent grand jury decision, if you choose to demonstrate please do so in a way that would make your school, your family, and your city proud.”

In Portland, Oregon, the Portland Police Bureau is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Friday, November 21st, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau is telling the people in Portland, Oregon that they are awaiting for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri and are prepared for any demonstrations in the community.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau is hoping that the events will remain peaceful as people exercised their freedom of speech and expression without infringing on the rights of others and that Portland Police Bureau Officers will exercise compassion, understanding, and discretion, and ask the community to help ensure a safe environment for all.

The Portland Police Bureau is aware that there may be some people attending demonstrations with the intent to exploit peaceful expressions by participating in disruptive behavior.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau Officers will work with organizers and will respond as needed to such calls for service.

The Portland Police Bureau is telling commuters that traffic may be temporarily rerouted during demonstrations and are asking all commuters and users of TriMet, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, to use alternate routes to avoid being caught in delays.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities are expecting demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been dealing with a string of angry protests following a March 2014 shooting of a homeless camper by a law enforcement and protest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri may also include protest for the March 2014 shooting of a homeless camper.

In New York City, New York, the New York Police Department is preparing for demonstrations and possible civil unrest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to New York City Police Department Spokesman Stephen Davis, “We’re the largest police department in the nation, we’re trained to move swiftly and handle events as they come up.”

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Police Department is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to Philadelphia Police Department Spokesman Lieutenant John Stanford, the city will see demonstrations, regardless of what the grand jury returns and stressed they were equipped to cope with the crowds.

In Washington, District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, District of Columbia is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Metropolitan Police Department Officers are reportedly prepared and ready to handle any kind of protests and have law enforcement teams and the emergency response teams at the ready in case of any problems when the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

Many people are all hoping, no matter the outcome of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri, that everybody remains peaceful and respectful.

ZachNews will have the announcement on the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri as soon as a decision is made.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding the decision by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri over if to indict or not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

ZachNews on Twitter will have continuing news coverage during Live Breaking News on the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri and will be retweeting any protests, police activities, information, road closures, pictures, recorded videos, and live broadcasting videos of what happens following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri being announced.

Please follow the Twitter hashtag #LiveBreakingNews at ZachNews on Twitter.

** ZachNews on Twitter will be following and using the following Twitter hashtags: **

#BreakingNews #NewsUpdate #NewsAlert #TrafficAlert #TrafficUpdate #FergusonMO #FergusonPD #FPD_PUBLIC_INFO #PD #Ferguson #Missouri #GrandJury #Decision #Decided #Decides #Indict #NotIndict #DarrenWilson #Fatal #Shooting #MichaelBrown #Protest #Protests #Protesting #March #Marches #Rally #Rallies #BroadcastingLive #LiveBroadcast #LiveStreaming #LiveStream

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News Alert!!: Ferguson, MO: People are preparing and awaiting for a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Alert!!: Ferguson, MO: People are preparing and awaiting for a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

People across the United States of America are preparing and awaiting for a grand jury decision over to indict or not to indict 28 year old Darren Wilson, a white male Ferguson Police Department Officer, for fatally shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown, an unarmed black male, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

The fatal shooting touched off the debate over race and policing across the United States of America as well as touched off weeks of protests that were both peaceful protests calling for Darren Wilson to be arrest and charged for the shooting of Michael Brown and violent protests which were to cause vandalism and looting which peaceful protesters say is not what Michael Brown and Michael Brown’s Family would want.

In a video posted on S.T.L. Forward on YouTube on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Michael Brown’s Father is asking the public for remain peaceful regardless of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s Father, said that he, his family, and the St. Louis, Missouri region are still hurting, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.

“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone,” said Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s Father.

** You can watch the video at the following S.T.L. Forward on YouTube website address: **

The decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is suppose to happened before the end of November 2014, but there is may reports that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri may come either Friday, November 21st, 2014; Saturday, November 22nd, 2014; or Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

This grand jury in Clayton, Missouri has 12 members and consist of 6 white men, 3 white women, 2 black women, and a black man with their ages not released.

The grand jury in Clayton, Missouri would need at least 9 members to have an indictment.

There is also reports that Darren Wilson is in final decision of resigning from the Ferguson Police Department.

Darren Wilson reportedly want to ease the pressure on fellow Ferguson Police Department Officers even when he still states that he didn’t do anything wrong.

As people await the grand jury’s decision, the community of Ferguson, Missouri and police departments in cities across the United States of America are preparing for what may happen after the decision is announced.

The Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri are on high alert and preparing for any possible trouble well people peacefully protests.

Some gun dealers have been getting lots of business by fearful residents await for the grand jury’s decision worry about looting and criminal activity that may happen following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Waiting lists at gun stores for private lessons and concealed carry training classes have extended into 2015.

A school district near Ferguson, Missouri is closing for the entire week of Thanksgiving next week ahead of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

The school district in Jennings, Missouri, just 4 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri, has sent letters home telling parents of students that classes will be canceled Monday, November 24th, 2014 and Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 which schools are already scheduled to be closed from Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 to Friday, November 28th, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday and classes are planned to resume Monday, December 1st, 2014.

The Ferguson-Florissant School District are also making plans ahead of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to the Ferguson-Florissant School District, if the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced during school hours, the Ferguson-Florissant School District may dismiss early and provide transportation home and if bus routes are inaccessible, the Ferguson-Florissant School District will keep students at the schools, with supervision, until a parent or guardian can get their child.

According to Ferguson-Florissant School Board President Robert Chabot, the Ferguson-Florissant School District is trying to keep parents informed.

Protest leaders are saying that they are preparing for peaceful protesting after the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced, but they acknowledge the risk of possible unrest that could happen.

On Monday, November 17th, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri and has activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called for 400 National Guard troops to back up the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri.

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, more than 1,000 police department officers have received special training and a unified command of law enforcement from city, county, and state will provide security for protests.

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, people have the right to protest peacefully, but citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage.

“In the days immediately following Michael Brown’s death, peaceful protests were marred by senseless acts of violence and destruction. That ugliness was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated,” said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

The state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri will expire in 30 days unless extended by another order.

Protesters and activists are preparing for protests, marches, and rallies across the United States of America as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Officials warn local, county, and state law enforcement agencies about potential protests that could turn violent following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Friday, November 21st, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) are sending to the St. Louis, Missouri region more Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Agents as well the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (A.T.F.) Special Agent and SWAT Officers to prepare for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In a video released by the United States Department of Justice, Attorney General of the United States of America Eric Holder is asking for calm and peaceful protesting following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“History has shown us that the most successful and enduring movements for change are those that adhere to non-aggression and nonviolence,” said Attorney General of the United States of America Eric Holder.

** You can watch the video at the following United States Department of Justice on YouTube website address: **

In an news interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, November 21st, 2014, United States of America President Barack Obama spoke exclusively with ABC News urging the residents of the city and all others to “keep protests peaceful” following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

“This is a country that allows everybody to express their views. Allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust. But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are,” United States of America President Barack Obama told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

** You can read and watch the exclusive interview at the following ABC News website address: **

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/11/president-obama-dont-use-ferguson-as-an-excuse-for-violence/

**** Here are a few of the cities across the United States of America that are preparing for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri. ****

In St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay asked for National Guard soldiers to be deployed alongside local law enforcement officers to protect citizens and their homes and businesses in St. Louis, Missouri and to work in alternating 12 hour shifts at 45 locations around St. Louis, Missouri following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck is preparing Los Angeles, California for demonstrations and possible civil unrest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Los Angeles Police Department Officers have reportedly been told to remain in uniforms until further notice and undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department are being told to have their uniforms ready.

Some community leaders in South Los Angeles, California have met with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss their concerns in hopes that to quell potential violence in Los Angeles, California.

In Oakland, California, residents and merchants are being warned to prepare for protests and possible riots following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan advised anyone living or working in Downtown Oakland, California to park their vehicles in a secured and off street location, move trash cans to a secure site, double check locks and security cameras, and re-enforce doors with steel plates so they can’t be pried open.

According to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Several, groups plan to converge at Frank Ogawa Plaza located at 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza near Oakland City Hall in Oakland, California at 5:00pm PT on the day that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

At least 4 healing centers for people to discuss the verdict are going to be set up at the Youth Uprising located at 8711 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, California; at the Youth Employment Partnership located at 2300 International Boulevard in Oakland, California; and at the Healthy Communities Inc. located at 2580 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, California.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officials, pastors, and community leaders are calling for restraint at a rally tentatively planned northwest of the casino strip known as Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In Roxbury, Massachusetts, a group called “Black Lives Matter” is organizing a rally in front of the police department district office in Roxbury, Massachusetts on the day that the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Police Department are preparing for demonstrations and unrest that can occur following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

In a written message to college and university students in Boston, Massachusetts and posted on the Facebook page for the Boston Police Department, Boston Police Department Commissioner William B. Evans writes, “As fall comes to a close, I hope that this school year has gotten off to a great start for you, and that your studies are going well. As you know, Boston is an amazing city to live in and study as a student. Today, I am writing to ask for your help. The entire country is anxiously awaiting the grand jury decision in Ferguson over whether or not charges will be brought against a police officer. Demonstrations are likely across the country. I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully. The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and advocate for their opinions and causes. We are asking students to be mindful that there may be outside agitators trying to provoke and instigate otherwise peaceful protests. Boston has overcome much, and we have a strong history of coming together in times of challenges and crisis, as demonstrated in our community during the Boston Marathon. We showed then how Boston stayed united and we can show that again with Ferguson and all of the important issues facing us in society today. Pending the imminent grand jury decision, if you choose to demonstrate please do so in a way that would make your school, your family, and your city proud.”

In Portland, Oregon, the Portland Police Bureau is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

On Friday, November 21st, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau is telling the people in Portland, Oregon that they are awaiting for the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri and are prepared for any demonstrations in the community.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau is hoping that the events will remain peaceful as people exercised their freedom of speech and expression without infringing on the rights of others and that Portland Police Bureau Officers will exercise compassion, understanding, and discretion, and ask the community to help ensure a safe environment for all.

The Portland Police Bureau is aware that there may be some people attending demonstrations with the intent to exploit peaceful expressions by participating in disruptive behavior.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau Officers will work with organizers and will respond as needed to such calls for service.

The Portland Police Bureau is telling commuters that traffic may be temporarily rerouted during demonstrations and are asking all commuters and users of TriMet, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, to use alternate routes to avoid being caught in delays.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities are expecting demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been dealing with a string of angry protests following a March 2014 shooting of a homeless camper by a law enforcement and protest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri may also include protest for the March 2014 shooting of a homeless camper.

In New York City, New York, the New York Police Department is preparing for demonstrations and possible civil unrest following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to New York City Police Department Spokesman Stephen Davis, “We’re the largest police department in the nation, we’re trained to move swiftly and handle events as they come up.”

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Police Department is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

According to Philadelphia Police Department Spokesman Lieutenant John Stanford, the city will see demonstrations, regardless of what the grand jury returns and stressed they were equipped to cope with the crowds.

In Washington, District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, District of Columbia is preparing for demonstrations following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri.

Metropolitan Police Department Officers are reportedly prepared and ready to handle any kind of protests and have law enforcement teams and the emergency response teams at the ready in case of any problems when the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri is announced.

Many people are all hoping, no matter the outcome of the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri, that everybody remains peaceful and respectful.

ZachNews will have the announcement on the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri as soon as a decision is made.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding the decision by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri over if to indict or not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

ZachNews on Twitter will have continuing news coverage during Live Breaking News on the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri and will be retweeting any protests, police activities, information, road closures, pictures, recorded videos, and live broadcasting videos of what happens following the decision on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri being announced.

Please follow the Twitter hashtag #LiveBreakingNews at ZachNews on Twitter.

** ZachNews on Twitter will be following and using the following Twitter hashtags: **

#BreakingNews #NewsUpdate #NewsAlert #TrafficAlert #TrafficUpdate #FergusonMO #FergusonPD #FPD_PUBLIC_INFO #PD #Ferguson #Missouri #GrandJury #Decision #Decided #Decides #Indict #NotIndict #DarrenWilson #Fatal #Shooting #MichaelBrown #Protest #Protests #Protesting #March #Marches #Rally #Rallies #BroadcastingLive #LiveBroadcast #LiveStreaming #LiveStream

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