From The Washington Post:
FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb on Thursday, the clearest sign yet that authorities believe the violent clashes between police and residents are subsiding after nearly two weeks of civil unrest.
Nixon’s decision came four days after he first called on guard troops to help contain the escalating protests over the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The nightly confrontations between protesters and a heavily-armed police force wielding tear gas and rubber bullets have attracted global attention.
This article struck me not only because I have been following this story since it occurred. I was shocked to find out that just after four days of Governor Nixon calling the National Guard to Missouri, he is moving them out. I feel as though this was a big decision to make and feel as though that this was not the right time to remove the National Guard from Ferguson. Many lives and families have been impacted due to this issue in Ferguson. Governor Nixon should have looked at other aspects of how Ferguson has been affected before he made that decision.
I have also posted a video on Attorney General Eric Holder’s position after he visited Ferguson.