In testing newsrelease worldcoverage I can stop here BBC. After the Grand Jury decided not to procecute the police officer who killed unarmed 18 year old Darren hell broke loose. Riots. DUTCH COVERAGE LIMITED TO ALMOST 0.
In my opinion a shame. We have so many issues regarsing Racisme. Now we have a huge case and neglect it??
A grand jury has decided not to charge a Missouri police officer over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Announcing the decision, state prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury had exhaustively examined the evidence.
Mr Brown’s family said they were “profoundly disappointed”.
Michael Brown, 18, was killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson on 9 August. His death sparked weeks of demonstrations.
Some protests turned violent, and police were criticised for responding with military grade riot equipment.
As the decision was announced late on Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the police department in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis.
They followed on radios as Mr McCulloch made a statement explaining the decision. The prosecutor said that the jury’s job had been to separate fact from fiction, and that some witness statements had been contradicted by physical evidence.
Mr Brown’s family had joined public officials in calling for calm.
After the announcement, they issued a statement saying they were “profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions”.
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hortly afterwards, Ferguson police said on their Twitter feed that shots had been fired.
President Barack Obama also made a statement urging those who disagreed with the grand jury’s decision to protest peacefully.
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Grand jury rules in Michael Brown’s death
Prosecutor: No probable cause for charging Darren Wilson
A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Monday night. The issue has become a flashpoint for racial tension in the St. Louis suburb; Brown was black and Wilson is white. Brown’s father and others have called for calm ahead of the grand jury’s decision, which has left the community on edge amid concerns over the possibility of violent protests.