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Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years
Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters. Nixon's curfew announcement came after violence erupted in Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday morning as crowds continued to protest the police shooting a week earlier of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black resident. At least three business were damaged and looted Saturday. Earlier in the week,  heavily armed police officers lobbed tear gas and shot rubber bullets into crowds of protesters. In recent years, authorities in Boston, New Orleans and other...

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