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Brown family statement calls for peaceful protests

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  • Lesley McSpadden, left, mother of Michael Brown, embraces a supporter during a demonstration at the memorial near where the black teen was shot and killed by a white policeman more than three months ago, Saturday, in Ferguson, Mo.

    Lesley McSpadden, left, mother of Michael Brown, embraces a supporter during a demonstration at the memorial near where the black teen was shot and killed by a white policeman more than three months ago, Saturday, in Ferguson, Mo.
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FERGUSON, Mo. -- Michael Brown's family issued this statement after a prosecutor announced that a grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson:

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.

While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.

Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.

We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.

Let's not just make noise, let's make a difference.

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