Ferguson, businesses brace for grand jury decision

Almost every store window along Ferguson’s West Florissant Avenue is boarded up, and local police have stocked up on riot gear and held training sessions on how to respond to civil unrest. Protesters, too, have held sessions to prepare for potential encounters.

It’s all evidence of a St. Louis region that seems to be holding its breath as it awaits a grand jury’s decision over whether Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, will face charges.

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