Sure, there was no indictment for the murder by police of a young man who was unarmed. So, the officer who killed him is going to get away with it. Well Skippy, what you've done is to buy yourself another day, prolong the confrontation, and it would not be a confrontation if you didn't insist in repressing, silencing, killing even, in order to maintain white privilege.
But in reality, since we as a society are not willing to change our racist attitudes and to stop excluding others who appear different, the problem is still going to be there.
The killing of Michael Brown may go unpunished, the inequities in income distribution may continue for a little longer, the homophobia will still be there because we allow it, xenophobia will continue to stain our collective mentality...but the underlying impunity will still be there and many of us, most of us, will not forget.
You have only bought yourselves some more time, equal rights are looming in the horizon and it means equal for everyone, including the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
HRC released the following statement from HRC President Chad Griffin:
“Michael Brown’s family and the American people deserve to have this case fully adjudicated in a public trial. Today’s deeply disappointing decision by the grand jury denies them that opportunity. Until we as a nation make a meaningful commitment to ending police profiling—and to fully prosecuting individual cases of brutality—the kind of violence that ended Michael Brown’s life will only continue. As advocates for equality, it’s our job to show solidarity with a growing national movement to break this cycle of police violence.”
“While we cannot begin to imagine the pain that the Brown family is facing at this moment, we send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to them during this heartbreaking and difficult time. We also stand in solidarity with the family's encouragement of peaceful protests and reflection following this decision.”
In August, HRC joined dozens of prominent national and local LGBT and other civil rights organizations in an open letter of solidarity with the family of Michael Brown. A portion of that letter is included below:
“The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community cannot be silent at this moment, because LGBT people come from all races, creeds, faiths and backgrounds, and because all movements of equality are deeply connected. We are all part of the fabric of this nation and the promise of liberty and justice for all is yet to be fulfilled.”