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WASHINGTON, DC –
In a media release, The National Bar Association responded to the grand
jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
association is questioning how the grand
jury, considering the evidence
before them, could reach the conclusion Darren Wilson that should not be indicted and tried for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
shot multiple times during a confrontation with Ferguson Police Officer Wilson
Aug, 9. After months of reviewing evidence and testimony. St. Louis County
Prosecuting Attorney Robert
McCulloch announced Monday night that Wilson would not be indicted Brown’s
that the association has hosted town hall meet ings informing
attendees of their Fourth Amendment constitutional rights, whether it is
legal to record police activity, and how citizens should behave or respond if they interface with ;aw enforcement.
“The death of Michael Brown was the
last straw and the catalyst for addressing issues of inequality
and racial bias in policing, the justice system, and violence against members of minority
communities,” states Meanes.
Meanes said the asssociation is supports transformative
justice. Though disappointed with the grand
jury’s ruling the association is working to promoted peace on every street corner around the world.
“The only way to foster systemic change is to organize, educate and mobilize,” Meanes said. “We are imploring
everyone to fight against the injustice in Ferguson and
throughout the United
States by banding together and
working within the confines of the law.”
National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges.