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Congressional Black Caucus chair: Ferguson decision shows 'black lives hold no value'

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Monday that the grand jury's decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown was a "miscarriage of justice" and a "slap in the face."

"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," she said in a statement. "This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America."