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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Ferguson, Missouri - 20 August 20141. Tight shot of Fuesting patrolling2. Tight shot of hand on drivers steering wheel 3. Tight shot of badge on uniform4. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Jeff Fuesting, Lt. St Louis County Police Department (transcript below)5. Wide shot of view through police car windshield 6. Right shot of Fuesting patrolling 7. Wide shot of protests outside the Quik Trip8. Tight shot of protestors holding sign 9. Protestor holding his hands up 10. Wide shot of riot police at night barricading Ferguson 11. Wide shot of someone getting arrested 12. Wide shot of tear gas13. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Jeff Fuesting, Lt St Louis County Police Department (transcript below)14. Medium shot of Angel at Canfield complexes15. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Angel Gore, Ferguson resident16. Medium shot of police in armored car17. Wide shot of barricaded street at night18. Tight shot of concrete barricades19. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Sampson Chaney, Ferguson Resident (transcript below)20. Tight shot of police with gun drawn 21. Medium shot of protestors on street at night 22. Medium shot of police clashing with protestors at night. VOICE-OVER SCRIPT: FOR LIEUTENANT JEFF FUESTING NOTHING HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE 18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A FERGUSON POLICE OFFICER.SOUNDBITE: Jeff Fuesting, Lt, St Louis County Police Department"Our tactical units have been shot at a number of times officers have been shot at a number of times we have not responded back with lethal force yes we have deployed less lethal force and tear gas, that is to disperse the crowd."THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN HELPING TO PATROL THE STREETS OF FERGUSON IN THE AFTERMATH OF BROWN'S DEATH…. WHERE THE COMMUNITY HAS ENDURED DAILY PROTESTS….BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN LOOTED….THE GOVERNOR DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND HAD TEMPORARILY CALLED IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AND LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS MADE DOZENS OF ARRESTS AND USED TEAR GAS AND RUBBER BULLETS TO TRY TO MAINTAIN ORDER.SOUNDBITE: Lt. Jeff Fuesting, Lt St Louis County Police Department:"It's nerve racking no one wants to be shot at you're putting your life on the line everyone has families all my officers have families they want to go home and see their families as well as I do but we swore to protect the citizens of this community and that's what we're going to doDOWN THE STREET….AT THE CANFIELD APARTMENT COMPLEX....WHERE BROWN WAS KILLED RESIDENTS SAY - THEIR LIVE HAVE CHANGED TOO.SOUNDBITE: Angel Gore, Ferguson resident"We go out to the store and the trooper tells us we can come back in but some st louis cops were here and on the way back they wouldn't let me through….after I fussed and cussed and complained he actually escorted me through."EVERY NIGHT POLICE BLOCK THE STREETS WHERE THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM DRIVING IN AND OUT OF THE AREA….BUT RECENTLY BARRICADES HAVE ALSO BEEN PUT UP ON SURROUNDING STREETS - leaving some essentially BARRICADED IN their homes at night.SOUNDBITE: Sampson Chaney, Ferguson Resident"This is horribly annoying because I don't think they took into consideration at all the people who live here and how it would inconvenience them."FOR BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RESIDENTS OF FERGUSON….FEAR AND FRUSTRATION PART OF THE NEW REALITYPRIYA SRIDHAR, FERGUSON MISSOURI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.