There have been many riots and much police brutality from police in the past few months ever since an unarmed, black teenager, named Michael Brown, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. According to a report posted by Fox News which was posted on Nov. 24, the grand jury in the Ferguson, Missouri case against Officer Wilson, who shot unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, decided not to indict the officer.
Since he has not been indicted, this means there will be no trial against him and he will stay free. The grand jury consisted of three black people and nine white people, all of which agreed there was not enough evidence to indict him. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Bob McCulloch made the announcement Monday evening. He stressed during his statement that the grand jurors were, “the only people who heard every witness … and every piece of evidence.”
He also stated, “these grand juror’s poured their hearts and soul into this process.”
Also, according to the Boston Herald, the Brown family released the following statement:
“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” the family said. “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.”
The grand jury was meeting secretly once per week for months to hear evidence from many different witnesses where they were trying to decide whether or not they should indict Officer Wilson for the shooting.
Since he has not been indicted, what do you think will happen now? Do you think there will be more police brutality, riots, and much worse things happening?
While President Barack Obama made his statement about the non-indictment, there were already fights and protests going on after the jury made their decision. The streets of Ferguson, Missouri are already filled with many protesters. The television showed protesters trying to knock a police cruiser over on its side.