The Grand Jury has unanimously decided that in the Ferguson, Mo. case officer Wilson, charged with the death of the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, would not be charged for murder.
The confusion of witness statements and contradicting perspectives made it increasingly difficult to get a grasp on how the events truly played out. Some say that Brown did not move toward officer Wilson, while others claim that he did indeed walk toward officer Wilson. The details are awfully muddled. Often police have to make very difficult decisions in a very short amount of time.
Michael Brown’s family is outwardly disappointed in the final ruling of officer Wilson. Even though they have suffered deeply, the family encourages the community do nothing unless it is peaceful. They want those that have been moved to work towards a positive change and ask that any possible protests remain peaceful.
Some are viewing this result not as one of seeking Justice or Truth, but instead as a blow against minorities. Ferguson, Mo. has the eyes of the world watching as this case comes to a close.
By Garrett Jutte