Georgia Declares State of Emergency After Weekend Shootings in Atlanta

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in the Peach State on Monday afternoon, allowing for the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta following a violent weekend that left 31 people wounded from multiple shootings and five dead, including an 8-year-old girl.

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St. Louis Braces for Unrest Over Ex-Cop’s Murder Verdict

Fearing a repeat of protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo., three years ago sparked by the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, St. Louis officials prepared Thursday for the following day’s verdict in the murder trial of another white officer who killed a black motorist six years ago.

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