#AceNewsReport – ST LOUIS: Aug.15: Louis County on Friday ended the state of emergency imposed earlier this week in Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding areas due to street protests.
“After reviewing the events of the past four evenings, under the state of emergency… our law enforcement officers have established order while preventing further acts of violence in Ferguson,” Reuters quoted St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger as saying.
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#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 06 – Most Americans are “not confident” that the US government can effectively minimize the threat they face from terrorist attacks, mass shootings, racial tensions and economic uncertainty, according to new poll.
The latest Associated Press-GfK poll released on Sunday shows that there is widespread unease across the US about the country’s economic and social problems that extends far beyond politics.
The AP-GfK survey found that 37 percent of Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to minimize the threat of terrorist attacks in the US while 63 percent are “not too/not at all confident” that the government has the ability to reduce mass shootings.
The poll also found that 58 of percent of people think the Obama administration can’t quell the racial tensions that were reignited after the fatal shooting of an African American teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
In addition, there is widespread uncertainty about the nation’s economy and unemployment. When asked about economic uncertainty and an unstable job market, 55 percent and 51 percent respectively had little or no confidence in Washington’s ability to fix them.
“I think what we’ve got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things,” said Joe Teasdale, 59, who lives in Wisconsin and works as an assistant engineer at a casino and supplements his stagnant salary by renovating and renting out duplexes.
“This is the first time I’ve felt insecure in my own country,” said Jan Thomas, 75, of Stevensville, Montana. “Especially after the beheading in Oklahoma. That’s scary.”
#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Ferguson) – August 12 – Authorities on Tuesday delayed revealing the identity of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teen three days ago, citing threats against the officer on social media.
Chief Thomas Jackson had said he would reveal the officer’s name by noon Tuesday. Timothy Zoll, spokesperson for the Ferguson Police Department, said due to the threats there is now no timetable for release the officer’s name.
Witnesses say Michael Brown, 18, had raised his hands to surrender when the shots were fired.
Police have not confirmed that information.
Monday night, officers in riot gear lobbed tear gas at crowds angered by the weekend shooting. KSDK-TV in St. Louis reported that police officers trying to quell unrest and violence began firing tear gas at crowds here.
There were 15 arrests but no reports of looting.
"This is a lot of young people reacting to getting shot at with tear gas, being met with riot gear," said protester Shawn Jordan.
"How else are these young kids going to react when they are being met with agressiveness?"
Video Link in Ferguson http://tinyurl.com/m5qwoo5