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State lawmaker appointed to committee looking into Ferguson violence

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(KPLR) - State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to find out, among other things, why the National Guard was not deployed to Ferguson in great numbers and in a timely fashion that could have prevented raging fires that destroyed dozens of businesses in Dellwood and in Ferguson the night the grand jury's decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Senator Jamilah Nasheed says she was appointed to the Joint Committee for Governmental Accountability Tuesday. The group is tasked with finding out what went wrong in Ferguson and why state government failed in its response to the crisis. The meeting could be held at the capital in Jefferson City as early as next week.