Tonight, the grand jury announced that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
For over 100 days, demonstrators in Ferguson and the greater St. Louis region have worked tirelessly to call attention to racial profiling, the inappropriate militarized response by law enforcement to peaceful demonstrations, and the criminalization of a search for answers by members of the community and the press. It’s time for state, local and federal leaders to come together to address long-standing systemic problems that have led to segregation, hopelessness and violence in far too many Missouri communities.
These systemic problems must be addressed, because pretending they don’t exist or that they are someone else’s problem isn’t going to cut it anymore.
PROMO will continue to be a voice calling for justice, whether from a place of authority or to echo that authoritative voice as a staunch ally. We remain committed to the principle of equality for all Missourians, and systematic changes that need to take place to heal our city, our region, and ultimately our state.