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Press Coverage- KWTX- Texas Black Caucus: Ferguson Ruling Sounds Alarm About Injustice

AUSTIN (November 25, 2014) The Texas Legislative Black Caucus said Tuesday that a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in Ferguson, Mo., “is the latest incident to sound the alarm about injustice in our criminal justice system.”

“This recurrent theme of injustice in our great land is the single largest impediment to true progress that we have and will continue to face, said Murry Matthews, the director of the caucus.

After hearing months of testimony and deliberating for two days, the grand jury decided Monday not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18.

The announcement of the decision Monday night triggered sometimes violent protests.

“The unjustified killing of African Americans by those whose mission is ‘to protect and serve’ must stop,” Matthews said.

“The eyes of the world are now fixed on our country, and what we will do as a nation to address the problems within our criminal justice system,” he said.

(This article is courtesy of KWTX news)

 


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