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Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Did it surprise you that protests in Ferguson turned violent? And do you think the grand jury reached the appropriate verdict by not indicting officer Darren Wilson?

No, I'm not surprised that the protestors became violent. I don't believe an accurate opinion can be reached unless you were sitting in that jury room hearing & seeing all the evidence. - Hilda Swindle

When people don't have faith that the judicial system or other institutions of state will protect their rights, violence becomes the only logical recourse left. Why would people maintain the status quo if they see the status quo as one of continued humiliation? - Skyler Parks

Justice Served, next story. - Trey Small

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