Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]

"I told [police] if there is no indictment, please only come through neighborhoods when called. Please do not continue to traumatize our community. They don't want to meet with the youth. I honestly believe they are planning to kill us in the streets."Tory Russell, one of the founders of the Hands Up United group, which has been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and subsequent police actions.

Preparing for the likely eventuality that the grand jury fails to indict Officer Darren Wilson, Russell "said the group had been hoping to negotiate terms of engagement with law enforcement authorities that might help keep protests peaceful, but that such talks had gone nowhere."

This is something to bear in mind if and when the grand jury fails to indict and there are protests in response. Protestors, anticipating a failure of justice, are trying to work with police to ensure that protests are safe and peaceful, and police are refusing to engage.

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