Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]

"Something about the way Mike Brown was killed started a fire in me that I can't ignore. [People who say they're tired of the demonstrations] can turn this off and on with a TV screen. But this is my reality. This is my life."—Dhorbua Shakur, one of the organizers of the demonstration happening in Clayton, Missouri, where a grand jury is deliberating whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

The grand jury's decision is expected this week.

Today, Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and "authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence" after the announcement of the grand jury's decision.

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