Grand Jury Does Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting

A prosecutor has announced that a Missouri grand jury has not indicted Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown this summer. The decision sparked demonstrations and protests among the crowds gathered waiting for the announcement. Police in the area launched canisters of tear gas in response to isolated acts of vandalism. CNN is reporting that several arrests appear to have been made for unlawful assembly. In a speech following the announcement, President Obama reiterated Michael Brown’s parents’ call for peaceful reactions, saying that the teen’s death could lead to “incredible change, positive change,” adding, “First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept this decision was the grand jury’s to make” …

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