After a US grand Jury decided not to indict a white police officer,Darren Wilson, who shot to death six bullets,a black boy,Brown,protesters took to the streets to show their disatisfaction with the ruling
Darren Wilson has insisted in a televised interview that his actions were not motivated by race and that there was nothing he could have done to avoid the tragedy. “The reason I have a clean conscience is that I know that I did my job right,” he told ABC News.
Brown’s family lawyer said the US justice system was “broken” and had failed young black people. “All across America, whether it’s in New York, Los Angeles, California or Cleveland, young people of colour are being killed by police officers,” said attorney Benjamin Crump.
A show of force by police and the US national guard in Ferguson, Missouri, prevented a second night of widespread rioting. Police made 44 arrests and fired teargas to disperse protesters outside Ferguson city hall. Police were pelted with rocks, bricks and bottles of urine, and they seized a molotov cocktail, but there no incidents of arson. “Generally it was a much better night,” said St Louis chief Jon Belmar.
Protests at police violence have occurred in a number of cities across the US including New York and Los Angeles. In Cleveland hundreds of people, angered by the killing of a black 12-year-old over the weekend, blocked rush hour traffic. In Los Angeles more than a 100 protesters were arrested for failing to disperse. A Ferguson protests is due to take place outside the US embassy in London on Wednesday evening.
Barack Obama said there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying property. But the president said he understood that many people were upset by the grand jury’s decision. “The frustrations that we’ve seen are not about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly,” Obama said.
Birth : 14 May 1986 (28 yrs), Fort Worth, Texas, US
companion: Barbara Spradling
Parents : Tonya Durso, John Wilson
wife: Barbara Spradling (m. 2014), Ashley Brown (m. 2011–2013)
brother and sister : Jared Harris, Kara Sosko