The Communications Workers of America has come out, and strongly, against the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, saying justice had not just been denied, but that hope for rule of law had been "shredded."
In a statement issued Tuesday (Nov. 25), the union said that by deciding not to indict, the legal system "has failed the family of Mike Brown and the entire Ferguson community."
The grand jury concluded that there was not sufficient evidence to proceed to trial on any of several counts ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder.
"The people of Ferguson deserved a full accounting of the tragic death of Michael Brown. Instead, the community's hope that the rule of law, that fairness, finally would prevail, has been shredded," said the CWA. "For too long, residents of Ferguson and too many other communities across our country have seen their civil rights violated, their communities disparaged and their call for justice ignored. Now, for the family of Michael Brown, there is no path to justice."
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