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Demanding Justice for Michael Brown

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Around the country, people are demanding justice in the Michael Brown case.

Demonstrations have swept major cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as dozens of other smaller cities, with thousands expressing anger that a grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Brown, an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri last August..

Hundreds of people are now marching to the Missouri State Capital of Jefferson City to show their concern for what happened to Brown, who was 18 at the time of the shooting.

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Last weekend about 100 people protested in Bridgeport, a city of about 150,000 in Connecticut.

"Bridgeport could be the next Ferguson," Rev. Mary McBride Lee told the crowd gathered outside the City Hall Annex, according to the Connecticut Post. "We have to stick together and stand up for what's right."

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Reginald Johnson is a free-lance writer based in Bridgeport, Ct. His work has appeared in The New York Times, BBC-Online, the Connecticut Post, his web magazine, The Pequonnock, and Reading Between the Lines, a web magazine affiliated with the (more...)

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