#FergusonLive: The fight for #MikeBrown continues
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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Mike Brown as the teen stood with his hands in the air. Mike Brown's family and community members are calling it an execution. County Attorney Robert McCulloch has done everything in his power to avoid holding Officer Wilson accountable, with Governor Nixon's shameless endorsement. More than 107 days later, Officer Darren Wilson has still not been arrested. Any day now, a MO grand jury will decide whether to charge officer Darren Wilson for his deadly actions.
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Sustained protests have turned the initial pain and outrage at Mike Brown's death into a growing movement, which has captured the attention of the world. Local law enforcement have sought to suppress peaceful protest with highly militarized and brutal tactics, perched atop armored vehicles with military rifles, clad in riot gear firing rubber coated bullets and making violent arrests. Hundreds have been unlawfully arrested and many residents have been injured.
As the St. Louis area prepares for a grand jury decision, Black residents are collecting band aids, gas masks, food and water while police stock pile dangerous military equipment.