Ferguson declines to elect black mayor

(NBC NEWS) Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, re-elected Mayor James Knowles III on Tuesday in the first election since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.

Knowles — who rode out weeks of unrest after Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson — defeated City Council member Ella Jones 56 percent to 44 percent, with all of the city’s 13 precincts reporting. Jones, 62, would have become the first black mayor in the city’s 122 years had she been elected.

Ferguson declines to elect black mayor
Source: WND