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Police Chief In Ferguson Calls On Violence To Stop

(Ferguson, MO) -- The chief of police in Ferguson says he's looking into ways to change the police tactics used to contain protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager last weekend. Protestors and police have clashed for four nights in a row.
Chief Thomas Jackson says some protestors have thrown rocks, bottles and bricks, and there were also some gunshots heard. Jackson called for the violence to stop, and emphasized that the police aren't looking to exercise violence on their part. Jackson said the police department is going to try to set up an area for peaceful protests. However, he also stated that if peaceful protestors are in a crowd that's starting to get violent, they should get out of the crowd.
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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson is hoping for a much calmer atmosphere in the city tonight.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says if peaceful protestors are in a crowd that turns violent, they should find a way to get out of the crowd.
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