2014 TIMELINE of EVENTS in Ferguson, Missouri #ourCOG Roundup
Monday, Nov. 17: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares a pre-emptive state of emergency.
Monday, Nov. 24: St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch schedules a prime-time press conference to announce the grand jury’s decision.
Monday, Nov. 24: Protests begin in earnest.
Monday, Nov. 24: Local authorities deploy tear gas to break up demonstrations.
Monday, Nov. 24: Police justify calls for dispersal by pointing to traffic.
Monday, Nov. 24: The Federal Aviation Administration places temporary flight restrictions over Ferguson after deeming it a hazardous area.
Tuesday, Nov. 25: Gov. Nixon orders more Missouri National Guardsmen to Ferguson.
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25: Gov. Nixon triples National Guard presence.
Tuesday night, Nov. 25: Second night brings skirmishes, but less destruction.
Saturday, Aug. 9, early afternoon: A white Ferguson Police officer, later identified as Darren Wilson, shoots and kills Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.
Saturday, Aug. 9, early afternoon: Wilson allegedly does not alert dispatch to the shooting.
Saturday, Aug. 9, afternoon: Brown’s body remains at the scene of the shooting for several hours, a large portion of that time uncovered.
Sunday, Aug. 10, morning: Police provide only limited information about the shooting.
Sunday, Aug. 10: The police respond to growing protests with military-grade riot gear.
Sunday, Aug. 10: Officers respond with rubber bullets and tear gas.
Sunday, Aug. 10: Authorities dispatch officers with police dogs to help control the crowds.
Sunday, Aug. 10: Officers use an LRAD sound cannon in an attempt to disperse the crowd.
Tuesday, Aug. 12: Police backtrack on releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting.
Tuesday, Aug. 12: The FAA bans low-flying aircraft over Ferguson.
Wednesday, Aug. 13: Ferguson police officers reportedly remove their nametags and refuse to identify themselves when asked.
Wednesday, Aug. 13: Police arrest the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Reilly at a local McDonald’s.
Wednesday, Aug. 13: Police arrest Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman, along with a dozen or so protesters.
Wednesday, Aug. 13: A group of Al Jazeera America journalists is hit by tear gas while preparing to broadcast.
Thursday, Aug. 14: Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson takes charge of operations on the ground.
Friday, Aug. 15: The Ferguson Police Department releases the name of the officer—but also surveillance footage purporting to show Brown robbing a convenience store shortly before he was shot and killed.
Saturday, Aug. 16: Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency and imposes a curfew.
Sunday, Aug. 17: Officers make explicit threats to members of the media.
Sunday, Aug. 17: A police officer is captured on camera shouting at protesters, “Bring it, all you fucking animals! Bring it!”
Monday, Aug. 18: An anonymous source leaks details from the official autopsy that suggest Brown had marijuana in his system at the time of his death.
Monday, Aug. 18: The governor calls in the National Guard.