An attorney for Michael Brown's family said the lack of indictment of the white police officer who fatally shot the teen in Ferguson, Missouri, is a sign that the legal proceedings were flawed, NBC News reported. “This process is broken. The process should be indicted," Benjamin Crump said at the Tuesday news conference. Meanwhile, Rev. Al Sharpton said of prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch: “I've never seen a prosecutor hold a press conference to discredit the victim." Michael Brown Sr. appeared at the news conference Tuesday wearing a T-shirt with the slogan, “No Justice No Peace,” but he did not speak. It was announced Monday night that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted
over the shooting of the unarmed teen on Aug. 9, sparking violent protests and acts of civil disobedience
in several U.S. cities overnight.
Violent protests and acts of civil disobedience - from car burnings to marches on highways - broke out in several U.S. cities overnight after a grand jury decided against charging a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. At least 150 gunshots were fired and a semi-automatic handgun was seized, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference early Tuesday.
Above, Ferguson mayor James Knowles will hold a news conference after a night of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb following the grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9. In wake of fiery riots and violent protests in Ferguson Monday night after the decision was announced not to officer Darren Wilson was not being indicted in the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown, Missouri governor has ordered back up from the National Guard. On Tuesday, shopkeepers swept up broken glass, and 12 buildings were smoldered and police kept part of the city closed. The order for more National Guard troops is put in place to prepare for a possible second night of riots as people of the St. Louis suburb are bracing for more.
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Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson alleged that Michael Brown taunted him, telling him he was too cowardly to shoot him, before Wilson fired 12 rounds and killed the unarmed teenager, according to a transcript of Wilson's interview with detectives the day after the Aug. 9 shooting. According to grand jury records released Monday night, Wilson testified that Brown was so large and menacing he felt like a “five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan," adding, "That's just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm." The question of whether Wilson believed he was at personal risk is central to any determination of whether the shooting was justified under state law. In announcing that a grand jury had declined to indict Wilson on any charges, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch told reporters Monday night that while other witnesses disagreed, several testified that Brown did turn and advance on the officer.
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No shots were fired by police during violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. The announcement that the grand jury
in Missouri has declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, sparked protests across the country.
instances of looting, bottles thrown at officers, fires and gunshots in Ferguson, which was rocked by demonstrations following the Aug. 9 shooting. Belmar said 29 people have been arrested so far. Brown's family issued a statement
saying they are "profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions." They were joined by President Barack Obama and state and local officials in asking that protests remain peaceful. “We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we have to accept this decision was the grand jury’s to make,” Obama said. Wilson thanked his supporters
in a statement issued by his attorney, and said he followed his training and the law during the incident.Check back for updates on this breaking news story.
Darren Wilson could still face civil action even though the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown was not indicted by a grand jury, NBC News reported Monday. Brown's family has not said whether it will sue Wilson. But Benjamin Crump, their attorney, told MSNBC Monday that if Wilson faces no state or federal charges, "the only remedy they will have left is a legal matter." The U.S. Justice Department has opened a federal civil rights investigation, but legal experts have said a federal case is unlikely.
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Meteorologists said early Tuesday that a winter storm was likely to hit the Northeast on a day when more than 46 million people across the nation were expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving. Traffic-thwarting weather conditions are predicted for the most traveled day of the holiday week -- Wednesday. Snow and ice are in the forecast from New England to Georgia for Wednesday night, prompting winter storm watches in the region. "Travel is not going to be a lot of fun for people trying to get to grandma’s house on Wednesday," said a lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. Unfortunately, conditions may get even worse: Thursday could bring risky road conditions throughout the entire east coast, forecasters said.
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With snow looming in the forecast for the Northeast region of the United States, several airlines announced this week the option for their passengers to change their scheduled flights from Wednesday to Tuesday or Thanksgiving Day for free.
President Barack Obama will be returning to his hometown of Chicago to tout his executive action on immigration. Obama's planned visit Tuesday comes four days after his directive that would prevent the deportation of about 4 million undocumented citizens. The president may also use the opportunity to react to violent protests that took place overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the U.S. after the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown was announced
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Five children are presumed dead after a fire destroyed their family's mobile home in southeast Texas, officials told NBC News Tuesday. Two adults and one child, a two-year-old, escaped the blaze that consumed the mobile home in rural Edna, about 100 miles southeast of Houston. The children presumed dead were all 16 years old or younger, officials said.
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