** In Ferguson, protesters, police prepare for a grand jury decision **
With news of a grand jury decision likely just days away, few in Ferguson, Mo., and the greater St. Louis area are expecting that the white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old this summer will face any charges.
Instead, residents, activists and police departments have been engaged in contingency planning with the hopes of avoiding the kind of major unrest that exploded immediately after Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
For weeks, protesters and police have been in discussions in an effort to choreograph a response if there is not an indictment. Both sides are working to establish “rules of engagement,” with protesters insisting on peaceful demonstrations without police interference and police pledging to respect demonstrators’ right to assemble while underscoring that violence won’t be tolerated.
Well, a number of news sources are reporting on measures being taken concerning Ferguson, MO.