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Authorities preparing for another night of protests in Ferguson

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/authorities-preparing-for-another-night-of-protests-in-ferguson/article_f794b446-1ee7-56f1-b4f5-03c5663b596f.html



Authorities in charge of security in Ferguson are preparing for another night of protests.

"We will not allow vandals, criminal elements to impact the safety and security of this community," Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson said during a brief press conference Monday afternoon. "We will not allow those elements disrupt, impact, the soul of this community."

Johnson introduced Missouri National Guard Brig. Gen. Gregory Mason, who will oversee the Missouri National Guard's efforts in the area. They were called in by the governor early Monday morning after another night of protests that turned violent.

Mason spoke briefly before a police chaplain said a short prayer at the microphones.

more at link

94 years ago today, with ratification of 19th amendment, US women gained federal right to vote

https://twitter.com/NYTArchives/status/501435840510590979

Authorities Lift Curfew For Ferguson, Governor Says

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/authorities-lift-curfew-ferguson-governor-says-n183281

Nixon also said that a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew, which had been in place for two nights, would be lifted. Police and protesters clashed both nights, with looting, vandalism, an attempt to overthrow the law enforcement command center and law enforcement officers targeted by gunfire, the governor said.

Pres. Obama announces that AG Holder will travel to Ferguson Wednesday where he will hold meetings

https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/501466889324093442


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/08/18/white-house-takes-stock-of-the-situation-in-ferguson/

President Obama said Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday.

Holder will meet with federal agents conducting an investigation into the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer Aug. 9.

"Let's seek to heal rather than wound each other," Obama said, in his second set of remarks on the situation in the past five days.

Obama flew back to Washington late Sunday night from Martha's Vineyard, where he is midway through a two-week vacation. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon deployed the national guard to Ferguson early Monday after chaos erupted there Sunday night. A barrage of tear gas, smoke canisters and rubber bullets were deployed on protesters and police said protesters threw Molotov cocktails at and fired on police.

Atlantic and Indian oceans calm; Pacific: TS Karina, TD Twelve-E, Invest 94C

TS Karina



Last Updated 8/18/2014, 11:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Location 16.8N 132.4W Movement WSW at 9 mph
Wind 45 MPH Pressure: 1002 MB



TD 12E



Last Updated 8/18/2014, 11:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Location 16.7N 117.7W Movement WNW at 8 mph
Wind 35 MPH Pressure: 1005 MB




Invest 94C



Last Updated 8/18/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Location 14.5 142.1W Movement S at 0 mph
Wind 30 MPH

Atlantic and Indian Oceans calm; Pacific: Tropical Storm Karina, Invest 91E, Invest 94C

Tropical Storm Karina



Last Updated 8/17/2014, 11:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 18.0N 128.2W Movement W at 12 mph
Wind 45 MPH Pressure: 1002 MB


Invest 91E



Last Updated 8/17/2014, 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 16.0 115.5W Movement W at 5 mph
Wind 30 MPH


Invest 94C



Last Updated 8/17/2014, 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 15.0 142.0W Movement WNW at 5 mph
Wind 35 MPH

LIVE VIDEO: Highway patrol and Gov. Nixon

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc2/watch/live-video-highway-patrol-and-gov-nixon-318802499851


The Missouri State Patrol and Governor Nixon hold a news conference to discuss events in Ferguson, Mo

Is this Britain's smartest schoolboy? 11-year-old boy with higher IQ than Einstein

(yes original headline)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-smartest-schoolboy-11-year-old-boy-4056609



AN 11-year-old schoolboy has joined Mensa after scoring higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein in an IQ test.

Ramarni Wilfred started showing signs of genius as a toddler, when his favourite book was an encyclopedia.

He could read and write by the time he started reception at school and last year, at the age of 10 and still in primary school, wrote a philosophy paper on fairness that earned him a 2:1 and a mock Oxford graduation.

When his reception class wanted to move him up a year, mum Anthea objected, wanting him to grow up with other kids his age.



Missouri Highway Patrol commander Ron Johnson explains last night's response

It's rumored that Missouri Highway Patrol commander Ron Johnson was not told about SWAT teams being called in. If so, that smells like a serious turf war brewing on the streets of Ferguson.


http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/tension-flares-ferguson-after-police

That's in reference to last night in Ferguson.

ETA: Ok, here's a video of Johnson explaining last night:

Atlantic: Invest 95L; Pacific: Tropical Storm Karina, Invest 91E, Invest 94C

Atlantic:

Invest 95L



Last Updated 8/16/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 15.2 20.0W Movement NW at 5 mph
Wind 30 MPH




Pacific:

Tropical Storm Karina



Last Updated 8/16/2014, 11:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 18.3N 124.1W Movement W at 10 mph
Wind 45 MPH Pressure: 1002 MB



Invest 91E



Last Updated 8/16/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 16.9 112.8W Movement NW at 5 mph
Wind 25 MPH


Invest 94C



Last Updated 8/16/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 13.3 140.1W Movement NNE at 0 mph
Wind 30 MPH
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