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On the Scene: In Missouri, Ferguson Community Leaders Calm Tensions

After nearly a week of violent nightly protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, demonstrators and police may have reached a turning point late Tuesday. Protesters were holding mostly peaceful rallies throughout the day Tuesday, but they became increasingly agitated throughout the night. I’ve covered protests and riots before, and I saw that something was about to happen. And then these religious and community leaders emerged from the crowd....

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