BLACK VOICES

Michael Brown's Family Reacts To Grand Jury Decision

The family of Michael Brown released a statement Monday evening in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Brown in August.

The statement, like that of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, urged peaceful protest from their supporters.

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.

Notable members of the black community have taken to social media to voice their reactions to the grand jury's decision, as have countless concerned citizens.

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