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National Guard Leaves Ferguson

Ten days after they were brought to Ferguson, Mo. to quell unrest after the death of Michael Brown, the governor of Missouri has completely withdrawn the National Guard from the St. Louis suburb.

The move was announced on August 21st, but was not completed until today.

In a press conference, police captain and all-around competent person Ron Johnson said that the State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis Police Department would continue to secure the town, and that none of the protestors arrested during the riots would remain in jail. Furthermore, he pledged to stay in Ferguson for the time being, saying that he “truly believe[s] we’re headed to a good place.”

Earlier today, Gov. Jay Nixon named Daniel Isom II, a former St. Louis police chief, as the head of the state’s Department of Public Safety. As ABC points out, he will be the only black member of the governor’s cabinet.

[h/t ABC]
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