A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a prosecutor announced late Monday.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Ferguson police station reacted with anger and dismay as word spread that there would be no indictment.
Some people broke down in tears. Others threw their hands up and screamed. A chant arose, ” F*ck the police! “
The crowd surged toward the metal gates in front of the station and were met by officers in full riot gear. Another chant arose: “No justice, no peace!”
Some protesters destroyed a police car, and one demonstrator was seen dousing another patrol car with lighter fluid before police in riot gear moved in, CNN correspondent Jason Carroll said.
At least one gunshot was heard near the Ferguson Police Department, CNN’s Sara Sidner said.
And some protesters were seen throwing bottles at police.
Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Brown, a black teenager, on August 9.
After an “exhaustive review,” the jurors deliberated for two days, he said. The grand jurors are “the only ones who have heard all the evidence,” St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch told reporters.
“The physical and scientific evidence examined by the grand jury, combined with the witness statements, supported and substantiated by that physical evidence, tells the accurate and tragic story of what happened,” he said.
Brown’s father is “devastated” that Wilson will not face charges, a spokeswoman for Michael Brown Sr. told CNN’s Evan Perez.
“While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change,” the family said in a statement. “We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.” The family made a call for police officers across the country to wear body cameras.
The statement closed: “Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.”
NewsRescue– There are simply too many cases with more pouring in each day with black youth being literally killed for sport in the US. The Grand Jury decision today is rather expected based on past records.
In just the past few days, several unarmed black youth have been killed across America in similar cases. One youth was killed on his stairwell in Brooklyn New York last week with the police claiming his murder was “accidental discharge;” another 12 year-old black youth was just killed in a police shooting in Cleveland, Ohio in the news today, for having a toy gun in a play ground.
The plain truth is that Black male are fir poaching game in the US and nothing is going to change that, not even a half-black President.
There will be riots and protests across America for a limited time at the end of which more Black youth will be killed; but nothing is expected to change until Blacks reduce their reproductive rate to one- two kids as White’s have and are no longer a threat to Whites based on Black global population growth.