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Michael Brown’s family releases statement on grand jury decision

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(CNN) — The family of Michael Brown released a statement following St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s announcement that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the teen’s death.

The statement reads:

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change.  We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen. Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful.  Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction. Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.

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After the grand jury’s decision, the family of Michael Brown asked for a four-and-a-half minute period of silence.

Supporters of Michael Brown’s family lined the streets of Ferguson Monday night in protest.

The violence that has broken out in Ferguson following the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson is not what the Brown family wanted, family attorney Benjamin Crump told CNN. “They wish that people will not be violent” but be peaceful and constructive, he said.

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