Lawyer for Michael Brown’s Family Slams Grand Jury Decision: ‘This Process Is Broken’

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The lawyer for Michael Brown’s family slammed a grand jury’s failure to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of the unarmed teen and insinuated prosecution bias.

“We object as publicly and loudly as we can. This process is broken,” Benjamin Crump told a crowd in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday. “Let’s be honest, we have a local prosecutor who has a symbiotic relationship with the local police who sit on judgment whether to indict the police when they brutalize or kill a young person from our community.”

Crump accused the prosecution of failing to cross-examine Wilson properly, saying, “a first-year law student would have done a better job,” and added that he was not surprised by the ruling. “We could foresee what the outcome was going to be,” he said. “That’s exactly what occurred last night, but it’s awfully troubling.”

Al Sharpton also spoke and urged residents to remain calm. “There’s another way other than to explode,” he told the crowd. “After you burn something down, then what? That doesn’t get us justice. We need to show a better way.”

SOURCE: The Daily Beast

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