Black Caucus Chair: Ferguson Decision Shows ‘Black Lives Hold No Value’

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The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus decried as a “miscarriage of justice” the Ferguson grand jury decision on Thursday not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

“This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions. This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of Black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America,” Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said in a statement.

The congresswoman called it a “slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail” and expressed solidarity with “the loved ones of all the Michael Browns we have buried in this country.”

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