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

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

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