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Bishop Jackson: Church Must Lead the Way to Racial Healing

CBN News — Protests across the nation and world followed Monday night’s announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

A grand jury found no probable cause to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

*** Bishop Harry Jackson, with The High Impact Leadership Coalition, is in Ferguson, Missouri. He spoke with CBN News by Skype about the situation on the ground, what to make of the grand jury’s decision, and how to pray for unity for the nation.

The protests around the country were mostly non-violent, but that wasn’t the case in Ferguson where Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional National Guard members to the troubled city.

Protestors burned down several buildings in Ferguson and smashed store windows in downtown St. Louis. Police arrested more than 80 people.

The attorney representing the family of Michael Brown criticized the decision.

“We went through as much evidence as we could and saw how completely unfair this process was,” the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, said. We object (as) publicly and loudly as we can on behalf of Michael Brown Jr.’s family, that this process is broken.”

“The process should be indicted. It should be indicted because of the continuous systematic results that is yielded by this process,” he said.

Report via CBN News



 

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