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Gov. Nixon answered lingering Ferguson questions

Date: February 12, 2015
By: Katie Hynes
State Capitol Bureau

The day after the Ferguson mayor attacked Nixon for not utilizing the National Guard, Nixon renewed his defense.
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Wrap: Nixon's comments came a day after Ferguson Mayor Jason Knowles criticized Nixon to a panel of lawmakers for the governor's lack of communication when the grand jury decision came out.

Nixon said he understands that businesses were destroyed, but is thankful to those who stood on the front line the night of the grand jury's decision.  

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Description: "But when you put that in context, to what would have happened if a law enforcement officer or a National Guardsman had lowered their weapon and shot another unarmed Missourian, where we would be today."

He praised the men and women of the police force and the National Guard for never firing their weapons at the protesters.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.

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