Snow brings calm to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Snow falls as Missouri National Guard watch protesters outside of the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday night in Ferguson, Missouri. It was relatively calm overnight with the crowds dwindling down.

A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement.

A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise.

Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence seen earlier this week in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

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The Imperial, Missouri, man declined to say whether he supported Wilson but said he supports police officers.

There was minimal police presence across from Busch Stadium, where a handful of mostly pickup trucks were waiting in the cold, and no protesters.

The Los Angeles Police Department is updating its tally of arrests from a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson.

Commander Andrew Smith told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that 145 people were arrested late Wednesday after they refused to disperse during a protest.

Because of holiday court closures, many of those arrested will spend the weekend in jail if they can't make the $500 bail.

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