I have remained fairly silent during the aftermath of the decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. I remained silent, and will continue to remain silent via social media for the most part because I am truly at a loss for words. With such a heavy heart, I truly don’t know what to say, or do, or think. I do however know how I feel. I know that this is the second year in a row I have had to look at my two brother’s and feel utterly and completely hopeless. It is a tragedy that must spark change, however it is difficult to see where to start.

Darren Wilson decided to break his silence in an interview with ABC that aired on Tuesday at 6:30pm EST. Within this interview he explains what occured that day and why his conscience is free of guilt. He further goes on to state that his life was in danger and if he had to do it all over again, he would. To see further of this interview click the video below. Darren Wilson’s 93 page testimony has also been leaked to the public and can be located here.

I ask that in the upcoming days, weeks, and months that we just keep Ferguson in our minds, and the Brown family in our hearts. We as speculators feel tremendous emotion but it is important to keep what is important at the forefront. Looting, rioting and any other forms of violence should not take place as a means of finding your own justice. Remember the words of his family and what they are asking.

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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