A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, according to USA Today.
On August 9, Brown was shot and killed by Wilson during a physical confrontation between the two. There were multiple witnesses at and near the scene, however, none could come to a consensus regarding what specifically happened.
Some suggested that the 18-year-old Brown had his hands up when Wilson fired at him; others accused Brown of attacking Wilson and reaching for his gun.
Schools in the area were shut were down in anticipation of this announcement, and protests are expected to rage for at least the next few days.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 25, 2014
Brown’s parents, President Barack Obama, Gov. Jay Nixon and local authorities have all asked the public to stay peaceful in light of this announcement, but it appears as though Ferguson residents are bracing themselves for the worst.
Check out a live stream straight from Ferguson in the video below:
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