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Ferguson

Rev. Al Sharpton calls Ferguson verdict an 'absolute blow' for justice in America

Rev. Al Sharpton expressed his disappointment with the Ferguson grand jury's verdict, calling it "an absolute blow to those of us that wanted to see a fair and open trial."

Sharpton added that "even when you see a blow coming that you expected, it still hurts nonetheless."

Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in the killing of Michael Brown, which Sharpton says emphasizes a double standard between state and federal prosecution. Sharpton also announced that he will speak with Michael Brown's parents in Ferguson and will then "rally around the country."