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See scenes from the streets of downtown Waukegan on Friday. The dozens who were there, including the family of Justus Howell, wanted their message spread loud and clear."We need justice for Justus," said LaToya Howell, mother of the 17-year-old who was shot by Zion police last month. Demonstrators protested the decision by Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim not to file charges in the April police shooting.

LaToya Howell of Waukegan, right, mother of Justus Howell hugs her 12-year-old daughter Jayla in Waukegan Friday.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan, right, mother of Justus Howell hugs her 12-year-old daughter Jayla in Waukegan Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Jennifer Stokes and her daughters Jazmyne, 7, and Ryannah, 6, walk a block away from where Justus Howell was shot an killed by a Zion police officer. Stokes spoke out in hope for peaceful protesting  as a rally was held in Waukegan Friday.
  Jennifer Stokes and her daughters Jazmyne, 7, and Ryannah, 6, walk a block away from where Justus Howell was shot an killed by a Zion police officer. Stokes spoke out in hope for peaceful protesting as a rally was held in Waukegan Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Pastor Eugene Roberson of Gurnee says a prayer during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon .
  Pastor Eugene Roberson of Gurnee says a prayer during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon .
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
LaToya Howell of Waukegan hugs supporter Paul Calusinski of Carpentersville during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for Latoya's son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan hugs supporter Paul Calusinski of Carpentersville during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for Latoya's son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
LaToya Howell of Waukegan leads a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan leads a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
LaToya Howell of Waukegan screams for justice during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan screams for justice during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley talks with protesters during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley talks with protesters during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Protesters block Sheridan Rd. in downtown Waukegan during a rally for  Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  Protesters block Sheridan Rd. in downtown Waukegan during a rally for Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
LaToya Howell of Waukegan shouts into a megaphone during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan shouts into a megaphone during a rally through the streets of Waukegan Friday afternoon for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Protesters rally in front of the Lake County Building in response to State's Attorney Michael Nerheim decision that a Zion police officer was justified in fatally shooting teenager Justus Howell last month.
  Protesters rally in front of the Lake County Building in response to State's Attorney Michael Nerheim decision that a Zion police officer was justified in fatally shooting teenager Justus Howell last month.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
LaToya Howell of Waukegan, mother of Justus Howell,  wears a button for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan, mother of Justus Howell, wears a button for her son Justus Howell who was killed by a Zion police officer in April.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
LaToya Howell of Waukegan, mother of Justus Howell, speaks during a rally in response to State's Attorney Michael Nerheim decision that a Zion police officer was justified in fatally shooting teenager Justus Howell last month.
  LaToya Howell of Waukegan, mother of Justus Howell, speaks during a rally in response to State's Attorney Michael Nerheim decision that a Zion police officer was justified in fatally shooting teenager Justus Howell last month.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Zion police patrol the street in front of where Justus Howell was shot and killed by an officer in April. Heavy patrols canvas the area in front of a memorial that was set up in his honor where the shooting happened.
  Zion police patrol the street in front of where Justus Howell was shot and killed by an officer in April. Heavy patrols canvas the area in front of a memorial that was set up in his honor where the shooting happened.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Zion police patrol the street in front of where Justus Howell was shot and killed by an officer in April. Heavy patrols canvas the area in front of a memorial that was set up in his honor where the shooting happened.
  Zion police patrol the street in front of where Justus Howell was shot and killed by an officer in April. Heavy patrols canvas the area in front of a memorial that was set up in his honor where the shooting happened.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Protesters blocked streets in Waukegan Friday afternoon. Demonstrators were also stopping traffic on Sheridan Road in Waukegan to protest the decision by Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim not to file charges in the April police shooting of teen Justus Howell in Zion.
Protesters blocked streets in Waukegan Friday afternoon. Demonstrators were also stopping traffic on Sheridan Road in Waukegan to protest the decision by Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim not to file charges in the April police shooting of teen Justus Howell in Zion.
IMAGE BY DAN ISAACSON
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