‘This Week’ Transcript: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

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Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on August 17th, 2014. It may contain errors.

ANNOUNCER: On ABC's This Week breaking news -- state of emergency.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Return to your homes immediately.


ANNOUNCER: Overnight, a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri.




ANNOUNCER: Dramatic measures after nights of looting and violence following the release of this video the feds did not want you to see. Martha Raddatz is on the ground asking the tough questions, searching for answers, leading our team coverage.

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From ABC News, This Week with George Stephanopoulos begins now.

MARTHA RADDATZ, HOST: Good morning from Ferguson, Missouri. I'm Martha Raddatz where we've seen another night of chaos and violence in the streets despite authorities declaring a state of emergency and imposing a five hour long curfew.

Police firing tear gas, making at least seven arrests, at least one person was shot by an armed protester and is in the hospital. We're tracking every angle this morning. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be here shortly.

But first all the breaking developments from ABC's Steve Osunsami.


STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT: As soon as the governor's curfew began, so did the night's chaos.

CROWD: No justice, no curfew.

OSUNSAMI: Overnight the SWAT teams moved in firing smoke canisters and tear gas at people in the streets.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You must disperse the area immediately.

OSUNSAMI: Someone was shot by an armed protester and had to be hospitalized, now in critical condition. Police, who had promised to be kindler and gentler, are now defending their use of tear gas.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We got a report of a shooting victim. They did deploy tear gas in an effort to move back and get to the shooting victim.

OSUNSAMI: All of this comes after Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency Saturday.


CROWD: No peace.

OSUNSAMI: During the day, families protested loudly but peacefully. At night, the thieves went to work robbing and burning down businesses. Black families who met with the governor at a church were furious and made sure to let him know it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You need to charge that police with murder.

OSUNSAMI: Friday, police finally revealed the identity of the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. 28-year-old Darren Wilson is a six year veteran. He was moved from his home out of fears for his safety. Police then lit the fire by releasing this video of the shooting victim in the middle of what they said was a strong arm robbery just 15 minutes before Brown died, video the Justice Department asked Ferguson police not to release.

Demonstrators called it character assassination.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have two boys, 19 and 21 and they could have been one of them.


OSUNSAMI: And Steve is with me now. Steve, you've been here all week. You've tracked this so closely. What do you think has to happen at this point to calm things down?

OSUNSAMI: I think that people here are demanding and hoping for the prosecution of this officer. And absent that, I'm not sure what slows the protests down at night in the streets.

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