The citizens of Ferguson responded with anguish after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As the city reels in pain, the people of Ferguson are forced to look forward. But how do you rebuild bridges of trust between officials and a community that is feeling angry and betrayed? Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, a St. Louis native that's leading non-violent protest training in Ferguson, says that "democracy is on fire" in the community. He says that resolution and reconciliation begins with political mobilization and fighting inequality to mend a broken criminal justice system. What do you think the grand jury's decision says about America in 2014? Leave a comment or give us a call at 1-877-869-8253.
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