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Calls for restraint grow as decision awaited in Ferguson shooting
Calls for restraint grow as decision awaited in Ferguson shooting

As a grand jury deliberated Friday whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., a growing chorus of top officials and community and religious leaders called for calm. At least one school district canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of the imminent grand jury decision, and leaders including President Obama and U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. again called for peace. One of the more poignant calls for restraint came this week from Michael Brown Sr., whose 18-year-old son Michael died on Aug. 9 in a volley of shots fired by Officer Darren Wilson. “No matter what the grand jury decides, I don’t want my...

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