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Family of Michael Brown React To Grand Jury’s Decision

November 25, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Family of Michael Brown React To Grand Jury’s Decision Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden - Image courtesy of stlouis.cbslocal.com

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Amid all the chaos that ensued following the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to prosecute Officer Darrin Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, the one thing overlooked is a family’s grief.

 The family of Michael Brown released a statement immediately following the news that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not indicted by a grand jury investigating the fatal shooting of their son.

The statement, was provided by their lawyers read:

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.

While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.

Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.

We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.

Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.

Michael Brown’s parents will hold a press conference Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St Louis.

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