Ferguson pastors, civic leaders brace for first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

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Tommie Pierson, 69, a pastor, poses for a portrait inside the Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. Photo by Adrees Latif, courtesy of Reuters

Tommie Pierson, 69, a pastor, poses for a portrait inside the Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. Photo by Adrees Latif, courtesy of Reuters

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"We are not anticipating any violence. However, you have to always be prepared," said Pastor Tommie Pierson Sr., whose Greater St. Mark Family Church plans a service this weekend.