November 24, 2014 6:45 pm -

The family of Michael Brown, the teenager shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson, has released a statement calling for four-and-a-half minutes of silence after the grand jury’s decision is announced tonight.

[su_center_ad]Via The Washington Post:

“After the Grand Jury’s decision, we are asking for 4 1/2 minutes of silence to remember why we lift our voices. We are not here to be violent. We are here in memory of our son. We are here for protection of all children. We are here to support justice and equality for all people. We lift our voices to ensure black and brown men, women, and children can live in this country without being devalued because of the color of our skin.”

That number was chosen due to Michael Brown’s body being left in the street for 4 and a half hours. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

One response to Michael Brown’s Family Asks for 4.5 Minutes of Silence After Grand Jury Decision Is Announced

  1. cecilia November 24th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    what dignity in the face of such horror