Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson

August 18, 2014 10:57 PM

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Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — The National Guard's arrival may bring order to this troubled community. It probably won't bring peace.

It didn't in Newark and Detroit after race riots in 1967, nor in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict in 1992. However necessary, sending in the Guard — as Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon did in Ferguson early Monday — is typically an admission of failure that becomes as much a part of a community's st...

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