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Protest of Ferguson Decision

About 150 protesters gathered at the corner of San Mateo and Central Avenue on Tuesday night to demonstrate against a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer for shooting an unarmed, 18-year-old man. The Albuquerque demonstration that began around 6 p.m. was one of many protests across the country Tuesday in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson, who is white, for fatally shooting Michael Brown, who is black, in a St. Louis suburb in August. “Everything from the top down of the grand jury proceeding was disheartening,” said Orlando Martinez, an Albuquerque attorney who took part in the demonstration. “The legal norm, for better or for worse, doesn’t apply in this case. That’s a hard pill to swallow when you’ve put your whole life and career into the legal system.”

Source: ABQ Journal