NYU Law students respond to the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown

On Monday night, a St. Louis County grand jury announced its decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The decision renewed outpourings of grief and demands for justice across the nation.

At the Law School, the Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA) released a statement in support of Michael Brown's family and denouncing the non-indictment decision. They invited community members to a forum at the Law School and to a public protest in Union Square on Tuesday night.

“The work of creating a system of law enforcement and criminal justice that values and respects the lives of all citizens must start in earnest now,” their statement read.

BALSA has since been joined by various NYU Law student organizations and a center in denouncing systemic violence against minorities and calling for justice and reform.

Read their messages below:

Posted November 26, 2014