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A woman walks past a boarded up storefront which was painted by neighbors in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, had seen sometimes violent protests since the explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August. The decision revived long-standing questions about the treatment of young African Americans by police -- questions again asked after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Neighbors paint a boarded up storefront in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, has seen violent protests since the explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. The decision revived long-standing questions about the treatment of young African Americans by police -- questions again asked after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Neighbors paint a boarded up storefront in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, has seen violent protests since the explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. The decision revived long-standing questions about the treatment of young African Americans by police -- questions again asked after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl paints a boarded up storefront in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, has seen violent protests since the explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. The decision revived long-standing questions about the treatment of young African Americans by police -- questions again asked after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl paints a boarded up storefront in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, had seen sometimes violent protests since the explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August. The decision revived long-standing questions about the treatment of young African Americans by police -- questions again asked after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl paints a boarded up storefront in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014. Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, had seen sometimes violent protests since the explosive decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August. The decision revived long-standing questions about the treatment of young African Americans by police -- questions again asked after the weekend shooting in Cleveland of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Anjana Patel cleans up the damage from Monday's riots at her store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Shan Zhao, owner of On On Chop Suey restaurant, looks at his business while cleaning up, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. after it was damaged in overnight protests following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Cathy Jenkins, who with her husband, runs Cathy's Kitchen in downtown Ferguson, Missouri, speaks with customers on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The restaurant was spared from violence on Monday when protesters locked arms to prevent people from looting or setting it on fire following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man last August. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
Nick Ahmad, owner of Elite Liqour, peers out through the store's door while waiting for customers on the main business street that is still closed off to the public after Monday's riots in which several businesses in the area were damaged, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Ahmad paid $3000 to hire several residents from the community to stand guard outside his business Monday night and successfully deterred looters from entering the store. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A worker cleans up glass at a business that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 10: Dorothy Kaiser, 80, cleans shop inside the I Love Ferguson store on Monday, November 10, 2014, in Ferguson, MO. All proceeds above the cost of the goods sold are donated to businesses without insurance that were destroyed in the looting that followed the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9 of this year. The St. Louis suburbs are bracing for the outcome of the grand jury decision about whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Many are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence that broke out in the weeks following the shooting.
A police officer tightens tape sealing off an area to the public at the scene of Monday's riots that damaged numerous businesses, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Jerome Jenkins, who with his wife runs Cathy's Kitchen in downtown Ferguson, Missouri, talks with a customer on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Jenkins says protesters locked arms to prevent vandalism at his restaurant after the announcement that a white Ferguson police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man last August. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
Kush Patel, right, carries out bags of merchandise while helping his uncle Andy Patel, rear, clean up the looting damage from Monday's riots at his store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Snow falls as the front door of an office sits amongst the charred remains of a building on the main business street of West Florissant, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A man cleans glass from the floor of a store where protesters and looters rampaged businesses following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014. Long-standing racial tensions in the US have flared once again after a night of violence and protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman who shot dead the unarmed black teen. Protesters shot at police, looted stores and set cars and buildings ablaze in what police said was the worst violence since officer Darren Wilson shot dead Brown. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Freshly fallen snow covers bricks from a burned down beauty store and office building on the main business street of West Florissant avenue, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A woman begins cleaning up a convenience store Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The store was one of several that were vandalized following an announcement a grand jury would not indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Volunteer Sarah Holmes helps to clean up after violent protests damaged businesses following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A worker cleans up glass at a business that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A worker cleans up glass at a business that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Craig Kidd helps to clean up after violent protests damaged businesses following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, right, Esaw Garner, Eric Garner's wife, second from right, Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, center, and Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, second from left, join Al Sharpton in a prayer during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. On the day before Thanksgiving, Sharpton brought together the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, all black men recently killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: Aurellia Davis (L) and her husband David Whitt have Thanksgiving dinner with their children at the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt, standing next to a burned out car, checks on visitors to the Michael Brown memorial at the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 near Ferguson, Missouri. Whitt started a Copwatch chapter in Ferguson to monitor police activity after Brown was killed. The car, which belonged to a journalist, was torched on Tuesday evening. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt, standing next to a burned out car, checks on visitors to the Michael Brown memorial at the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 near Ferguson, Missouri. Whitt started a Copwatch chapter in Ferguson to monitor police activity after Brown was killed. The car, which belonged to a journalist, was torched on Tuesday evening. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt shops for groceries for Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 near Ferguson, Missouri. Whitt lives in the Canfield Green Apartments near where Michael Brown was killed. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: People visit the Michael Brown memorial in the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt, standing next to a burned out car, checks on visitors to the Michael Brown memorial at the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 near Ferguson, Missouri. Whitt started a Copwatch chapter in Ferguson to monitor police activity after Brown was killed. The car, which belonged to a journalist, was torched on Tuesday evening. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: People visit the Michael Brown memorial in the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt plays with his children David Jr. (L) and Aurolla while preparing Thanksgiving dinner with his wife at their home in the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: A family visits the Michael Brown memorial in the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt and his wife Aurellia Davis hang out while preparing Thanksgiving dinner at their home in the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: Aurellia Davis prepares Thanksgiving dinner at her home in the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: People visit the Michael Brown memorial in the Canfield Green Apartments on Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: Aurellia Davis (C) hangs out with her family while preparing Thanksgiving dinner at her home in the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: Aurellia Davis (L) and Jacob Crawford prepare Thanksgiving dinner at Davis's home in the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Crawford works with Copwatch an organization that monitors police activity in neighborhoods. Davis' husband David Whitt started a Copwatch chapter in Ferguson after Brown was killed.The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: Residents of Canfield Green Apatments where Michael Brown was killled gather for a Thanksgiving dinner on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt sits down for a Thanksgiving dinner with his wife Aurellia and son Byron on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Whitt and his family live in the Canfield Green Apartments near where Michael Brown was killed. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 27: David Whitt helps to prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner on November 27, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Whitt lives in the Canfield Green Apartments near where Michael Brown was killed. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Monday, when the grand jury announced that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting, rioting and looting broke out throughout the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
An armored military Humvee of the Missouri National Guard sits at a perimeter post outside a Target department store, offering support to the Missouri Highway Patrol Command Center in Jennings, Missouri on November 26, 2104. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the nearby US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. US President Barack Obama and the family of late 18-year-old Michael Brown appealed in vain for calm after a prosecutor said a grand jury had found the policeman acted in self-defense. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers install boards to cover up a store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Protest marches sprang up in cities across the US amid a tense security operation in Ferguson, the town at the center of the country's latest racially-charged stand-off following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Clashes erupted in the St. Louis suburb for a second night, after grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting Brown. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 26 : Workers board up windows at a Meineke auto repair shop after demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown smashed the windows November 26, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18 year old black male teenager, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson Police officer, on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12 member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson with charges, sparking riots in Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
A woman paints a snowman on a boarded window of a store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Protest marches sprang up in cities across the US amid a tense security operation in Ferguson, the town at the center of the country's latest racially-charged stand-off following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Clashes erupted in the St. Louis suburb for a second night, after grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting Brown. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Protest marches sprang up in cities across the US amid a tense security operation in Ferguson, the town at the center of the country's latest racially-charged stand-off following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Clashes erupted in the St. Louis suburb for a second night, after grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting Brown. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Protest marches sprang up in cities across the US amid a tense security operation in Ferguson, the town at the center of the country's latest racially-charged stand-off following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Clashes erupted in the St. Louis suburb for a second night, after grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting Brown. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Protest marches sprang up in cities across the US amid a tense security operation in Ferguson, the town at the center of the country's latest racially-charged stand-off following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Clashes erupted in the St. Louis suburb for a second night, after grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting Brown. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Local businesses are boarding up windows and storefronts in anticipation of another night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri on November 25, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. US President Barack Obama and the family of late 18-year-old Michael Brown appealed in vain for calm after a prosecutor said a grand jury had found the policeman acted in self-defense. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services - a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

No police officers or Missouri National Guard members stood sentry outside the Ferguson police station, which has been a nexus for protesters since Monday night's announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, wouldn't be indicted for fatally shooting the unarmed black 18-year-old in August.

On that downtown street, beneath a lighted "Season's Greetings" garland, three children used paintbrushes to decorate the plywood covering many storefront windows that was put up to foil potential vandals. One quoted from "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not."

"We thought we'd do what we could to make it a little more attractive and then try to bring the kids into it and get them involved in making the businesses appear a little less scary, depressing," said Leah Bailey, as her 7-year-old son Dennis climbed a ladder to finish an orange dragon.

Several hours after dark, a few people continued painting, but there was no visible protest activity. National Guard troops occasionally patrolled the area and surrounding neighborhoods in vehicles and on foot.

Since the grand jury's decision, protests have taken place across the country. Most have been peaceful. But at least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested Wednesday night, while 35 people were detained in Oakland following a march that deteriorated into unrest and vandalism, according to police officials.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are blocked in on all sides by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Los Angeles police officers stop traffic on the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles after a small group of protesters, who sat down in a bus lane alongside the freeway, were arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. ince a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A protestor is handcuffed and taken away by a police officer after the arrest of a small group of protesters who sat down in a bus lane alongside the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Since a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
California Highway Patrol officers guard a freeway ramp as demonstrators rally in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a third day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles police officers stand in front of Staples Center following an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. There had been several people who were protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision marching in front of the arena after the game ended. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
California Highway Patrol officers block protesters from entering a highway ramp downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Claudia Vera and her 3-year-old daughter, Ayelen Gonzalez Rosas, walk on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, during a march to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who shot to death a black unarmed young man in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Edwin Tamara)
Protesters kneel down with their hands up in front of Los Angeles police officers in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a third day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Protesters gather outside Angeles Police Department headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters gather outside Angeles Police Department headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters partake in a sit-in during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally outside Los Angeles Police headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters partake in a sit-in during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally in the streets of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
California Highway Patrol officers stand on guard to block protesters from entering a highway ramp downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a day after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters raise arms and hold placards in a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A protester holds up a placard in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Activists hold their hand up as they protest at the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers arrive to break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters run onto the 101 freeway to set up a blockade and shut down traffic following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters run onto the 101 freeway to set up a blockade and shut down traffic following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
People hold hands in a prayer for peace at the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Protesters lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calf., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A man is illuminated by the lights of approaching police vehicles as protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are illuminated by police vehicle lights as they a allow to leave a freeway after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A woman is bloodied after she was allegedly hit with a baton by an officer while blockading the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are allow to leave after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters are illuminated by police vehicle lights as they leave a freeway after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: California Highway Patrol officers break up a blockage and chase protesters on the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A man makes a gesture at police officers as protesters are allow to leave after they were blocked in by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters run onto the 101 freeway to set up a blockade and shut down traffic following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters set up barricades and shut down the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: A protester puts on a gas mask when a large group of protesters are blocked in on all sides by police on an over ramp after protesters ran on to, and blockaded, the 101 freeway following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on the night of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Back in Ferguson, Greater St. Mark Family Church sits blocks from where several stores went up in flames after the grand jury announcement. A handful of people listened to the Rev. Tommie Pierson preach Thursday that the destruction and chaos was by "a small group of out-of-control people out there."

"They don't represent the community, they don't represent the mood nor the feelings of the community," Pierson said. "I would imagine if you talked to them, they probably don't even live here. So, we don't want to be defined by what they did."

Ferguson Church Calls for Unity, Healing on Thanksgiving

In downtown St. Louis, a group gathered near Busch Stadium for what organizer Paul Byrd called a "pro-community" car rally meant to be peaceful and counter the recent Ferguson violence he suggested has tarnished the region's image.

Byrd, a 45-year-old construction worker from Imperial, Missouri, declined to say whether he supported Wilson but noted, "I totally support police officers." The cruise was escorted by a city police vehicle; no protesters showed up.

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People watch as stores burn Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police gather on the street as protesters react after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Ferguson Market and Liquor store is vandalized after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
An armed police officer guards the area after a group of protesters vandalize a police cruiser after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A car burns behind a business during rioting on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A protestor spits after being hit by tear gas in her car after the riot erupted when the Grand Jury announced they will not indict white Officer Daren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on November 24, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Cars burn at a dealership Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Dellwood, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Cars which were set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case sit on a lot on November 25, 2014 in Dellword Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Cars which were set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case sit on a lot on November 25, 2014 in Dellword Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A sign sits amidst rubble at a building that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Riot police run past a burning St. Louis County police car as hundreds of protesters gather after an announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown day, November 24, 2014, in Ferguson, MO. The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, has captivated the nation as a grand jury deliberated to decide whether to charge the officer with a crime. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, left standing on the top of a car, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A car drives by a burning building during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Workers board up a window of a restaurant after it was smashed when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A reporter looks through the window of a laundromat that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shuttered near the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
People walk away from a storage facility on fire after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A Ferguson firefighter surveys damage to a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, left standing on the top of a car, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, second from left standing on the top of a car, hugs an unidentified man, wearing an I am Mike Brown shirt, as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Michael Brown Sr., center, listens along side Rev. Al Sharpton, right, as Brown family attorney Anthony Gray, left, speaks during a news conference at Greater St. Mark Church Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Rioting broke out Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of the unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Michael Brown Sr., center, listens along side Rev. Al Sharpton, right, as Brown family attorney Anthony Gray, left, speaks during a news conference at Greater St. Mark Church Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Rioting broke out Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of the unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
People gather around the burning stores Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A demonstrator flashes the victory sign before a burning police car during clashes between police and protesters over the decision in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A police car burns during clashes between police and protesters over the decision in the shooting death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Lesley McSpadden (L), mother of Michael Brown, reacts to hearing a grand jury decision over the 18-year-old unarmed black teenager's death, shot by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
Police gather on the street as protesters react after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A protester walks out of a store with goods after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Protesters run for shelter as smoke fills the streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shuttered near the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, left standing on the top of a car, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, wearing sunglasses, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Protesters listen to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
An armed police officer guards the area after a group of protesters vandalize a police cruiser after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A protester walks out of a store with goods after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Police officers grab a protester after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, left standing on the top of a car, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Police officers guard as protesters react to the announcement of the grand jury decision, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Police officers grab a protester after the announcement of the grand jury decision, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A group of protesters vandalize a police vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Police officers stand guard as protesters react to the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Police officers stand guard as protesters react to the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Protesters block streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ADDS NAME : Gina Gowdy waves a flag during a protest, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., more than three months after an unarmed black 18-year-old man was shot and killed there by a white policeman in Ferguson. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Barbara Jones, joined by other protesters, raises her hands, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., more than three months after an unarmed black 18-year-old man was shot and killed there by a white policeman. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Melissa Carmarena, left, leans on Brianna Hines as they listen to speakers after a grand jury had decided not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Protesters gather outside the Chicago Police headquarters, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Chicago. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Protesters shove a police car after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A protester confronts police after listening to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, second from left standing on the top of a car, hugs an unidentified man, wearing an I am Mike Brown shirt, as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A protester confronts police in front of the Ferguson Police department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A protester flies a black and white flag as many protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department as they listen to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Police confront protestors after rioting broke out following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wison. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Police confront protestors after rioting broke out following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wison. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A police officer stands with a shotgun during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A police car burns after being set on fire during clashes between police and protesters over decision in the shooting death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A police officer points a shotgun at protestors during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Protesters attempt to tip over a police car during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A protestor stands in front of police vehicles with his hands up during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Police detain a demonstrator amid tear gas during a demonstration to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm on November 24 as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Police points his rifle at demonstrators after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. US President Barack Obama urged calm on November 24 as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Demonstrators block an intersection during a protest as they wait for the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury is expected announce today if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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