Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 3:50 pm
It was after midnight on August 19 when Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson stepped to the microphone to give a nightly press briefing on the situation in Ferguson. And he was angry.
"We are going to make this community whole, and we are going to do it together," he said. "I am not going to let the criminals who have come out here from across this country or live in this community define this neighborhood and define what we are going to do to make it right."
Southeast Missouri State University students from Ferguson are getting the chance to move on campus earlier than other students.
This comes after more than a week of protests and violence hitting the St. Louis suburb. Southeast president Ken Dobbins sent letters to 300 students in Ferguson to extend an opportunity to move in early.
The official move in date is scheduled for Thursday for new students and Friday for returning students. Ferguson students have the option to move in on Wednesday.