Boston Pastor: Ferguson Decision Is Opportunity To Build Up Community

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – A grand jury in Missouri has decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teen.

Even before the announcement from the grand jury Monday night, Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency.

Police in Boston and across the country are prepared for the possibility of violence. Late Monday night, State Police reported that about 20 protesters walked from Boston City Hall to the State House. Additional troopers will remain in place to ensure the demonstration remains peaceful.

Watch:Riots In Ferguson After Grand Jury Decision

In Roxbury, people are heeding the call for peace. Reverend Jeffrey Brown at Twelfth Baptist Church says the news is upsetting, but it offers an opportunity.

“It’s really disappointing that they cleared this particular officer,” Brown said.

Reverend Brown says he can’t make sense of the grand jury’s decision, but he says it’s time to…

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