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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Advises Law Enforcement Agencies In Ferguson

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Local demonstrators are speaking up about the Michael Brown case. They're joining voices with people in Ferguson and across the country, calling for justice in the teen's death. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is also offering some advice.

"I'll be participating in a conference call later on today with the Attorney General and others about this situation,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

Ramsey says he is advising law enforcement agencies on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of his role as president of the major city Chiefs' Association.

He says the goal is to take the streets back from rioters who are angry over a white police officer shooting and killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

"People are getting shot as a result of this; businesses are being burned and looted. I mean it just has to stop, and we got to figure out a way to do it,” said Ramsey.

Ramsey says he had a conference call with St. Louis County authorities on Friday, and says order needs to be maintained before anything else can take place.

"You have people there that are there to legitimately protest, to exercise their First Amendment and that needs to be respected and it has been respected, but the other kind of behavior just simply cannot be tolerated,” said Ramsey.

A local rally will be held at 52nd and Market Street at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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