Ferguson Won't Release Cop's Name

    CLAYTON, MO - AUGUST 12:  Police guard the front of a government building while demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in suburban Ferguson, Missouri. Two days of unrest including rioting and looting have followed the shooting in Ferguson.  Brown’s parents have publicly asked for order.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    The Ferguson Police Department rescinded on its promise to release the name of the police officer involved in shooting an unarmed African-American teenager on Saturday, saying it had decided not to for safety reasons. Demonstrations in the Missouri town have grown increasingly tense, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protestors on Monday night. President Obama released a statement today, saying, "I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding." The F.B.I. is investigating the shooting along with St. Louis County prosecutors.

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