What about the business protection he promised?
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Since the night last November when rioting re-erupted in and around Ferguson, local leaders and business owners have complained that the Missouri National Guard and other police entities did nothing to stop the looting and burning that ensued.

Now, with new information indicating that lack of action was ordered from the top — and not just to preserve lives, but also to address the growing public image problem of militarized police — that local anger has flared anew.

“It’s disgusting. I’m beside myself,” said Kurt Barks, owner of Complete Auto Body & Repair on West Florissant Avenue in Dellwood. “I sat in a meeting the Thursday before this happened and was promised there would be National Guard on my property. I was even told (by police officials), ‘Don’t board it up.’”

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