Al Sharpton on the NYPD officers shot and killed today in Brooklyn: 'I have spoken to the Garner family and we are outraged by the early reports... any use of the names Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases' - statement via @WesleyLowery
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Brown's death prompted weeks of demonstrations and a response from the police that include tear gas and rubber bullets.
On Nov. 24, 2014, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced a grand jury chose not to indict Wilson. - New York Times