(Los Angeles Times) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday in the city of Ferguson after fresh violence erupted overnight amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed young black man by a white police officer.
At a chaotic news conference where Nixon was shouted down at times by residents demanding charges be filed against the policeman, the governor said the only way to restore peace was by ensuring safety on the streets.
"We cannot have looting and crimes at night," Nixon said, referring to the latest spate of violence that left three businesses with shattered windows and looted shelves. "We can't have people fearful."
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At that, someone in the crowd yelled: "We can't have police officers killing people!"