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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Missouri state Highway Patrol Cpt. Ron Johnson, who is leading police operations in Ferguson, addressed the crowd at a rally for Michael Brown in a Ferguson church, expressing sympathy for the Brown family and solidarity with the community.

"My heart goes out to you, and I say that I'm sorry. And I wear this uniform, and I should stand up here and say that I’m sorry," Johnson began in his speech at the Greater Grace Church.

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Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), who represents Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday said that he doesn't trust the Ferguson police to conduct a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot by a police officer.

"I have absolutely no confidence in the Ferguson police, the county prosecutor," Clay told CREDO's Ferguson Justice Live. "We know we won't get a fair shake there."

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday turned to the responses of some liberals to his indictment for public corruption in order to defend himself.

"Let me just share with you: David Axelrod said this was a very 'sketchy' indictment. Professor Dershowitz, who is not exactly my cheerleader, said that it was outrageous," Perry said on "Fox News Sunday," according to Mediaite. "So I think across the board you're seeing people weigh in and reflecting that this is way outside of the norm."

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday said he did not approve of the decision by police to release the video that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store.

"We were unaware they were going to release it it," Nixon said on ABC's "This Week" about the video. "We certainly were not happy with that being released, especially in the way that it was. It appeared to cast dispersions (sic) on a young man that was gunned down in the street. It made emotions raw."

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