‘Profoundly disappointed’: Michael Brown’s parents release statement on grand jury decision

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Michael Brown’s parents released this statement following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of their son:

“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.

“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.

“Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.

“We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.

“Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.”

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6 comments

  • Bob

    M Brown owes his death to his parents. Period. They ignored every single one of his violent attacks on innocent people. That was acceptable behavior for them. When he attacked and robbed others – that too was acceptable behavior to them. Then they taught him that the police were not to be trusted- ever. That the police were their deadly enemies. So now they have a kid who feels it his right to violently assault anyone – including the police, because that is what his parents taught him.

    Well, that attitude and behavior cost him his life. Period. This is 100% on the parents shoulders.

    • Tawanna

      What ? That’s not right, no matter what nobody says the point is police killed a young black youth, and how many other black youths have police murdered, how many black men have police imprisoned/murdered, how many black women have police beatened ? And it’s all for what seriously for what ?

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