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|Politics / State Of Emergency And Curfew Declared In US Town Of Ferguson by ProudUSA: 2:03am On Aug 17|
Mo. gov. declares state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.
"If we're going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," Nixon said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. "The eyes of the world are watching."
Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m. local time Sunday and will be enforced through conversations, not tear gas and tanks.
"We will survive this and will make a change," Johnson says.
Malik Shabazz, a member of Black Lawyers for Justice, said he has been working with a coalition of groups to help disperse crowds and keep the peace in Ferguson for the past several days.
Now, he is worried the curfew will make it harder for him to help authorities. He thinks the curfew asks people to go home too early. The past few nights, Shabazz said, people went home around 1:30 a.m.
He asked Johnson to extend the curfew during the news conference, where it was announced. Johnson however said it would stand.
"I don't want our people to get hurt," he said. "It's Saturday night. Twelve midnight is an early time. ... I can't be responsible for his timeline so it is what it is."
Margaret Huang, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA, disagrees with the curfew.
"It's clear that the community doesn't feel heard," Huang says. "It's hard to build trust when the governor won't meet with community members and restricts their movements with a curfew. The people of Ferguson should not have their rights further restricted."
Daniel Moore, 42, of Ferguson said he thought a curfew would only make things more tense among protesters and the police. Moore said he fears police will use the curfew as an excuse to harass people on foot and in cars.
"It's silly," Moore said as he stood among fellow protesters at QuikTrip. "They just want to control everything. ... I guess they what us to obey — I can't tell if I will."
Derrick Brown, 25, said he was optimistic that people would abide by the curfew but wasn't sure whether he supported it.
"It'll be interesting to see the crowd move at midnight," Brown said. "I'm curious to see how that process will unfold."
Read the whole story - http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/16/ferguson-missouri-michael-brown-rally-protests/14160469/
|Politics / Re: Serious Riots In US Town As Black Teen Killed By Police by ProudUSA: 11:44am On Aug 14|
It's really a sad shame. The race issue remains a major unresolved problem in America.
|Programming / Ikani Stuff App (nigerian Photos, Videos, Short Stories) - Google Play by ProudUSA: 7:25pm On Aug 03|
The free Android 'Ikani Stuff' app has been updated to version 1.5:
Now you can preview slideshows of the Google+ photos and YouTube videos of Nigeria before heading on to the online pages for more.
Ikani Stuff now also comes with 4 short stories bundled in for free for your entertainment. Really funny and educative works of fiction with a delightful Nigerian flavour.
All courtesy of of the same developer who gave us the 'Na Nigeria Wallpapers' app:
|Politics / Re: Kaduna In Videos by ProudUSA: 2:54pm On Jul 15|
|Politics / Re: Anti-african Racism - Nigerians Should Protect Their Home, Not Check Out by ProudUSA: 7:47pm On Jul 01|
|Politics / Re: Former French President Sarkozy In Detention by ProudUSA: 7:38pm On Jul 01|
Politicians just can't be trusted.
|Politics / Re: FUTO To Build Car For Sub-sahara Africa by ProudUSA: 7:36pm On Jul 01|
Interesting project, hope technical know-how flows to Nigeria eventually.
|Politics / Kaduna In Videos by ProudUSA: 10:24am On Jun 29|
'No commentary' Nigeria videos - https://www.youtube.com/user/zaafirahwmd/videos
|TV/Movies / Re: A Day At The General Hassan Usman Park - Youtube by ProudUSA: 9:58pm On Jan 02|
Season's Greetings. We're all fine thanks, just took a break from videos to enjoy some other fine things of life.
|TV/Movies / A Day At The General Hassan Usman Park - Youtube by ProudUSA: 2:09pm On Jan 02|
We showed you the beautiful Obudu Ranch before, now here's somewhere else in Nigeria that's smaller, but still a fun treat for the family.
|TV/Movies / Nigerian Wedding... MC Hammer Watch Out! by ProudUSA: 2:39pm On Sep 30, 2013|
|TV/Movies / Re: Made-in-Nigeria, Short 'Nature Film' - Just Watching Wasps by ProudUSA: 11:41pm On Sep 11, 2013|
VillageBoi: Hey man, how bodi, I hope all is ok with you? Where have you been since? Does your camera have a 'macro' setting?All's fine, thanks. Hahaha, it's not macro setting on the camera par say but careful close-ups and zooms.
Hope you enjoy the other videos as well, thanks.
|TV/Movies / Made-in-Nigeria, Short 'Nature Film' - Just Watching Wasps by ProudUSA: 5:30pm On Sep 11, 2013|
All shot on location in Kaduna, Nigeria, for nature fans.
|Graphics/Video Market / Re: Everyday Kaduna Photo Book by ProudUSA: 3:13pm On Aug 20, 2013|
Now available as a PDF book:
|TV/Movies / In Minna For A Wedding by ProudUSA: 5:23pm On Aug 18, 2013|
A new brief video montage featuring Minna (Niger State):
|TV/Movies / Traffic In This City by ProudUSA: 5:52am On Jun 28, 2013|
In most cities and towns in Nigeria, you've got heavy traffic in the commercial sections and lighter traffic in the other sections.
|TV/Movies / Re: Zaafira Goes To Kenya by ProudUSA: 10:40am On May 18, 2013|
Information on the West African giraffe (not East African like in the video):
|TV/Movies / Zaafira Goes To Kenya by ProudUSA: 12:14pm On May 16, 2013|
From Abuja to Nairobi, our latest 'reality' short video:
|Graphics/Video Market / Everyday Kaduna Photo Book by ProudUSA: 11:31am On May 05, 2013|
Check out this new video we just produced for this photo book of over 140 amazing images from Kaduna, Nigeria:
Preview and get the book at:
|TV/Movies / Re: The Date Palm And The Chainsaw by ProudUSA: 7:32pm On Mar 17, 2013|
|TV/Movies / Re: The Date Palm And The Chainsaw by ProudUSA: 9:46am On Mar 17, 2013|
I came across an article online on the AfriNolly competition earlier this year but I didn't bother reading it since the word 'Nolly' had me assuming it was just for 'Nollywood film' producers. Never mind, next time.
|TV/Movies / The Date Palm And The Chainsaw by ProudUSA: 4:25pm On Mar 16, 2013|
Here you are
A palm tree being brought down in Kaduna:
|TV/Movies / Re: Showcase - A Bit Of Ilorin (kwara) by ProudUSA: 9:26am On Mar 03, 2013|
I love those trees as well - red flowers seem to outnumber and dominate their green leaves.
Yep, some guy with keen eyesight spotted that scorpion in the grass right from up on the second floor on a building in the UNILORIN campus. He ran downstairs to take it out before it stung someone.
|TV/Movies / Re: Showcase - A Bit Of Ilorin (kwara) by ProudUSA: 9:21am On Mar 03, 2013|
Hahaha, that part with the headphones was funny!
Thanks for the kind encouraging words, man. No, no new camera just yet.
Nigeria is lovely, people are just always too busy to notice or take things for granted. Just stop, stay quiet, observe with a camera in hand and you'll see what I mean.
|TV/Movies / Showcase - A Bit Of Ilorin (kwara) by ProudUSA: 7:24am On Mar 02, 2013|
|TV/Movies / The Strange Chant Story by ProudUSA: 10:49am On Feb 15, 2013|
|TV/Movies / Re: "I Took A Trip To Ankpa" - Youtube by ProudUSA: 1:20pm On Jan 27, 2013|
Thanks, dude. With any luck and a lot of traveling around Nigeria, there should be more of these videos to come.
|TV/Movies / "I Took A Trip To Ankpa" - Youtube by ProudUSA: 9:27am On Jan 27, 2013|
Any Igala people in da house?
|TV/Movies / Nigerian Dry Season Drive by ProudUSA: 7:35pm On Dec 04, 2012|
Dry season images from driving through the savannah regions of Nigeria over the course of one week presented in less than nine minutes.Watch out for those camels.
|TV/Movies / The Beautiful Countryside: Ungwar Makera by ProudUSA: 9:38pm On Dec 02, 2012|
Forget towns and cities, I'm seeing videos of Nigeria's wonderful countryside areas like Obudu and this:
|Nairaland / General / Re: Rise Of The Rivers - Nigeria Floods Video by ProudUSA: 5:52am On Oct 21, 2012|
Yes, news reports show floods all around the country.
|Nairaland / General / Rise Of The Rivers - Nigeria Floods Video by ProudUSA: 2:07am On Oct 18, 2012|
Wo-ow (and check out the double rainbow):
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