Another shameful verdict on behalf of the grand jury.
We argue that it isn’t a matter of race and we refrain from bigotry. We avoid racial tension and avert the racial ties of racially prejudiced cases, but the truth is—this is a matter of race. It is a matter of social class. And it is a matter of the cause and effect of being black in America. Unfortunately the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown will not be charged according to the St. Louis County grand jury—a jury consisting of six whites and three blacks—which is emphasized on every social platform on the internet.
On August 9, Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson shot the unarmed teen six times while walking dosn the street with a friend. The lifeless body laid in the street for about four hours until authorities finally removed the body. Since the occurrence, there have been several marches and protest in support of justice for Mike Brown and his family. The cop was considered for charges of first or second degree murder along with voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, which would have sentenced him to life in prison, but the charged were dropped. Social media hasn’t slept since the announcement and currently there are protests going on in many major cities across the country including: New York, Chicago, Ferguson and more; demanding Brown and his family get justice.
It is unfathomable that even after the Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Sean Bell case that this coule still happen. And though at this time we are filled with anger, disdain and desire for vengeance, we must remember that revenge is not the answer. The only way to move forward is to affect change in a positive way. Fight for your rights as human beings, not just as black citizens. Educate yourselves on the issues and politics in general. And remember to support your fellow people. We are stronger united than we think.
We pray for Ferguson, for the Brown family and for all of our black and brown youth across the globe.
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