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November 24th, 2014
05:21 PM ET

Ferguson: A city on edge

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) – Ferguson, Missouri, is a city on edge.

It seemed all too quiet here Monday, with boarded-up shop windows lining the streets, as if a hurricane is headed here.

A grand jury decision is about to be announced, determining the fate of Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Sporadic protests have continued in Ferguson since August. Even last night, protesters bloodied an out-of-town reporter.

There are those worried about whether justice will be served, and those worried that their livelihoods will be destroyed

"We don't want to have to go through what we went through last time," store owner Jan Lalani told CNN. He and his dad own a convince store not far from the protest sites in August; their store was looted twice this summer.
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November 24th, 2014
05:17 PM ET

Awaiting Ferguson grand jury announcement

(CNN) – The announcement of a pending announcement of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has given law enforcement a few hours lead time to prepare themselves for the next potential wave of violence.

CNN is scattered across St. Louis County to cover the case. CNN's Evan Perez, Sara Sidner and Jason Carroll report.

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November 24th, 2014
04:21 PM ET

Poll finds racial divide over Wilson charges

Washington (CNN) - Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds.

Fifty-four percent of nonwhites - including blacks, Latinos and Asians - say Wilson should be charged with murder, while just 23% of whites agree. And 38% of whites say Wilson should be charged with no crime at all, while just 15% of nonwhites hold that position.

The poll's results come as the grand jury prepares to make its decision, with an announcement expected Monday evening.

Most Americans agree that Wilson should at least face some form of criminal charges, the poll finds.

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