In the wake of Friday night's disturbances, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and set a midnight curfew for Ferguson tonight.
Amy Nelson on the ground in Missouri reports that this means in practice a return to the more heavy-handed police tactics we saw earlier in the week:
Missouri State Highway Patrol just showed up. They will be blocking off the liquor mart parking lot w yellow tape as holding pen for media.— Amy K. Nelson (@AmyKNelson) August 16, 2014
and then once curfew hits, will be patrolling the street asking people to go home. Will officers be in riot gear? "Most yes," rep told me.— Amy K. Nelson (@AmyKNelson) August 17, 2014