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Mississippi NAACP Calls to Act “Collectively and Calmly” After Ferguson Ruling

JACKSON, Miss– The Mississippi National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a statement Tuesday after the Grand Jury ruled no indictment for officer Darren Wilson.

The Mississippi NAACP says its people are “shocked and deeply disappointed” that Officer Darren Wilson is facing no charges in the death of Michael Brown. The NAACP credits a criminal justice system that has failed, showing no respect for the lives of black males.

“MS-NAACP is calling on the community to act collectively and calmly until we secure justice for the families of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and the countless number of victims of racial hate crimes in this country,” says the NAACP in a press release.

The Mississippi NAACP says it’s working with Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance to develop community-driven solutions, to push towards ending racial profiling, police brutality, and ensuring the safety of civil liberties.

“Our prayers go out,” says MS NAACP, “to the family, friends, and neighbors of 18 year old Michael Brown.”

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