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Michael Brown Rally: Ferguson Marchers Hug Highway Patrol Capt.


When Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Thursday that the state Highway Patrol would take over security in Ferguson, no one expected the agency's captain to take such a personal approach. Capt. Ron Johnson, who grew up in the now heartbroken neighborhood, didn't just lend his department's support, he actually led a peaceful march through town, hugged residents, shook hands and promised journalists he would set up staging areas.


- Maria Elena Fernandez