Politics & Government

Congressional Black Caucus slams Ferguson grand jury verdict

The Congressional Black Caucus Tuesday strongly condemned a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

‘The Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is a miscarriage of justice,’ CBC chair Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, said in a statement. ‘It is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.’

Fudge added that ‘This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that black lives hold no value; that you may kill black men in this country without consequences or repercussions. This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America.’