Leading Democrat calls Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency declaration 'ill-advised.'
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Leading Democrat calls Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency declaration 'ill-advised.'

Date: November 17, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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A leading Democratic senator who was tear-gassed in Ferguson called Governor Jay Nixon's state of emergency declaration 'ill-advised.'
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Wrap: Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis City wasn't pleased with Governor Jay Nixon's state of emergency declaration issued Monday afternoon.

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Description: "I think that the state of emergency was ill-advised. At a time when we have the highest level of anxiety in the city of St. Louis, the last thing we needed to hear was a state of emergency."

Nixon's declaration comes in anticipation of the grand jury deciding whether or not to indict Ferguson police offier Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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