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Violence erupts after grand jury declines to indict Ferguson officer
Violence erupts after grand jury declines to indict Ferguson officer

A grand jury on Monday declined to indict a white police officer in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, unleashing angry protests by demonstrators who said the outcome proved the justice system’s failure to value the lives of African Americans. Brown’s death became a catalyst for anger, from the American heartland to the coasts. That anger boiled over quickly after St. Louis County Prosecuting Atty. Robert McCulloch said the jury of nine whites and three blacks had found no cause to file criminal charges. The decision followed weeks of tense anticipation across the country and touched off demonstrations from New York to Los Angeles and Oakland,...

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