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This is My Ferguson

FERGUSON, MO (CBS2/FOX28)- As violence has come to a halt in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest and memorial service will be held for slain 18-year-old Michael Brown.

CBS 2 connected with one mom who is an Iowa native and spoke with her about what it was like living in fear the last two weeks.

"It's like you're in a really bad vampire movie, you know it's okay during the day but don't go out at night," Dr. Lisa Chabot said.

Chabot grew up in the Hawkeye state and spent her childhood in Bennett.

But little did she know, her city would make national news when she moved to Ferguson almost 20 years ago.

"We don't usually have things like that here," she said. " Ferguson is, it still is a beautiful community."

Chabot said despite the violence, she chooses to live there, because of the people.

"I know all my neighbors. I love all my neighbors. My friends all live within two blocks of each other," she said.

She continued to talk about the community and how she always feels welcomed there. She added, "We have very low crime in Ferguson and for this to start was a little crazy. It wasn't anything we would have ever expected to happen."

But living in the middle of a horror movie hasn't been easy.

"It's just starting to get back to normal," Chabot said. "The first few days were very scary. My street was actually targeted on Facebook the second night. That was incredibly frightening to know that someone was quote on quote 'out to get us.'"

Chabot said the violence has taught their family to stick together. She went on to talk about teaching her daugher and son how to lock their doors at night and witnessing her two teenagers sleep in the same room.

"It took a little of their innocence away," she said.

She went on to share the lack of sleep and being unsure of what was going to happen.

But with the violence calming down, there are reporters students will start school Monday; a sign that things are heading in the right direction.

Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9th.

The shooting caused the St. Louis suburb to storm the streets and be on edge for the last two weeks.

National Guard troops called in Monday are starting are now clearing out following two straight nights of peaceful protests.

Brown will be laid to rest on Monday.

 
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