This week on Correcting The System of Unequal Justice:
Gerald E. Rose and Carla B., open up the phone lines to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Ohio -- stemming from the Michael Brown shooting. Call in & sound off @ 718-664-6543.
Update on the Michael Brown case:
Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) released a statement on the case:
“I join all Missourians in remembering the family of Michael Brown & the Ferguson community as they grieve the tragic loss of this young man,” Blunt said. “His recent high school graduation should have been a beginning of better things.”
Police say that Brown was killed while struggling for an officer’s gun.
“As a mother I grieve for this child and his family,” McCaskill said.
The Brown shooting may bring back memories of the Feb. 2012 Florida shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch officer George Zimmerman. Martin’s death sparked nationwide alarm, and Zimmerman’s case (he was acquitted) was addressed by President Obama.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for the independent investigation.
“It is vital that the facts about this case are gathered in a thorough, transparent and impartial manner, in which the public has complete confidence. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic event, and I ask St. Louis County residents to exercise patience and respect for their neighbors as federal authorities work to get to the bottom of what happened through this comprehensive, independent review.”
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