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Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton

Ferguson, Mo. — Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys for the Michael Brown family held a press conference this morning following a night of violence here that saw the arrest of 61 persons mostly for burglary, arson and unlawful assembly and the discovery of a dead man reportedly shot in his car parked on Ferguson streets.
The Rev. Sharpton decried the decision of the grand jury to refuse to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and said the police violence here is a problem all over this nation citing the New York choke hold incident and a 12-year-old killed by police in Cleveland .
He said the Michael Brown case has “lit a new energy,” has a bearing on ongoing cases and will bond people together to work for a constructive change in this nation.
Sharpton talked to the people who rioted in Ferguson last night saying “after you burn down a building you don’t get justice for Michael Brown.” We condemn the violent acts that killed Michael Brown. Keep fighting, Sharpton told them. “We have lost the first round, but the fight is not over.”
C.L.

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