(St. Louis Public Radio) Activists connected to the Leadership Coalition for Justice (formerly called the Justice for Mike Brown Leadership Coalition) and the African People's Socialist Party announced Friday that they are convening a symbolic grand jury in January to decide for themselves whether former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime for killing Michael Brown.
The group organizing the symbolic grand jury is called the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, a group that seeks to liberate and empower people of African descent around the world.
"In the face of the inability of the justice system to work for our people and our community, in the face of the grand jury's inability to see what the whole world has been able to see about the murder of Mike Brown on August 9th … clearly it is time for African people to begin to take matters in our own hands," said African People's Socialist Party leader Omali Yeshitela. "In that regard I'm here to announce that on January 3rd and 4th black people will have our own grand jury."
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