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November 6th, 2014
06:29 PM ET

Ferguson braces for grand jury decision

(CNN) – The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer exposed some deep wounds about race and class in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, wounds that have yet to heal.

A decision from a grand jury on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson – the officer involved in that shooting – is expected any day now.

Many worry that if he isn't, there will be a repeat, or even an escalation of the chaos that unfolded in Ferguson in the days after Michael Brown was killed.

In an effort to prevent another outbreak of violence, community organizers have presented what they call "rules of engagement" to police and prosecutors. They are asking for 48-hours' notice of a grand jury decision, and for police to avoid wearing specialized riot gear.

They also want police to be more tolerant of what they call "minor law breaking," like water bottles getting thrown at officers.

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French has been deeply involved in organizing these peaceful protests. He joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss the latest developments in the community.

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