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Protesters outside the St. Louis Circuit Courts building Aug. 28 threatening disruption and acts of civil disobedience if former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley was found not guilty Sept. 15, touching off protests and some property damage, violence and arrests. (NCR/Cheryl Wittenauer)