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Officer Darren Wilson walks free

Tonight, a St. Louis Grand Jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the brutal killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown. On August 9th, the nation was horrified to learn that Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, was targeted and killed by police as he walked down the street with a friend.

Now, Mike Brown's killer may never be held accountable — unless President Barack Obama and US Attorney General Eric Holder take action. The Department of Justice is investigating Mike Brown's death and has the power and responsibility to arrest and prosecute Officer Wilson under federal criminal charges. We need widespread public pressure to ensure our national leaders step in where Missouri's politicians have failed, and secure justice for Mike Brown immediately. Join us in increasing pressure on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to hold Officer Wilson and MO law enforcement accountable, and to move forward systemic reforms to help end discriminatory police violence. 

Numerous eye-witnesses say Mike Brown was brutally murdered — fatally shot more than 6 times as the 18-year-old stood with his hands in the air. Officer Wilson reportedly never even checked to see if Mike was breathing; he never even called an ambulance — and Wilson and other members of law enforcement left Mike's body uncovered and on the street for hours.  The grand jury responsible for charging Officer Wilson was set up to fail from the very beginning.  Officer Wilson could have been arrested the day he killed Mike Brown, but instead St. Louis Prosecutor Robert McCulloch — with Governor Nixon's shameless endorsement — chose to convene a grand jury without recommending any charges. In 23 years, McCulloch has never convicted a police officer for a shooting. And Governor Nixon refused to intervene despite widespread evidence of misconduct.  

Even now, Gov. Nixon has the power to pressure McCulloch to arrest Officer Wilson and secure a special prosecutor — but he has chosen to ignore the calls for accountability and instead ramp up Missouri's police presence.   

We must come together as a nation to build a united front for justice. Tell President Obama and Attorney General Holder to ensure Officer Wilson is held accountable for killing Mike Brown. No parent should ever experience the agony of losing a child to police violence — only to be denied justice for their devastating loss. We send our love and support to Mike's parents — Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. — and join them in grieving during this unimaginably difficult time. Their courage and resilience has inspired a much-needed, powerful movement to end racial profiling and systemic police violence across the country. And today's decision is not the end, our movement to secure justice for Mike Brown and an end to the suffering of children, families, and entire communities targeted by anti-Black and brown policing continues.   

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Michael Brown's killer may never be held accountable — unless President Obama and US Attorney General Holder take action. Tell them to indict Officer Darren Wilson and to overhaul the local and state policies and practices that led to Mike Brown's death, as well as those that perpetuate the nationwide crisis of discriminatory policing.  Today, a St. Louis Grand Jury refused to indict Mike…

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Governor Nixon's new Ferguson Commission is not enough. We demand a special prosecutor.  It's been nearly two months since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old, unarmed Black teenager, Mike Brown. County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has done everything in his power to avoid holding Wilson accountable, while state Governor Jay Nixon stands idly by. Now it's up to Governor Nixon to…

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We cannot allow police to kill with impunity. We demand the Department of Justice and Ferguson law enforcement officials rigorously investigate, prosecute, and fire all officers involved in the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. A Ferguson, Missouri police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood with his hands in the air. Mike Brown's…

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