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“If you look at the Black Lives Matter movement, one of the most disturbing things is more than one of their protests have embraced rabid rhetoric, rabid anti-police language, literally suggesting and embracing and celebrating the murder of police officers,” Ted Cruz said.

Following unrest in Ferguson, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger in a statement announced a state of emergency Monday afternoon.