— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) November 25, 2014
A St. Louis County grand jury decided Monday (Nov. 24) that Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson policeman who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last August, will not be indicted on any charges.
This has caused an uproar in the city of Ferguson, MO, and riots have broken out everywhere. Just in the city of Ferguson last night, there have been roughly 150 gunshots fired, over 80 arrests, at least 12 buildings burned down, and several cars set afire.
Although Brown’s father and President Obama made statements asking the people of Ferguson not to riot or act unjustly, it was not enough.
Tensions have been running especially high waiting to hear whether or not Wilson would be brought to trial since the innocent verdict given to George Zimmerman after the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Some celebrity tweets, after the announcement of Wilson not being indicted, read:
I am very disappointed with decision in the Mike Brown case in Ferguson, MO.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2014
BE PEACEFUL PEOPLE! Show our STRENGTH by respecting Michael Brown’s parents wishes. — Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) November 25, 2014
Praying for Ferguson ….
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) November 25, 2014
Officer Wilson, You are a murderer. Shame on you. Parents are NOT supposed to bury their children. You think about that… c #Losing
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) November 25, 2014
Justice is a myth!! Goodnight!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 25, 2014
— will.i.am (@iamwill) November 25, 2014
Celebrities took to their Twitters to express their feelings about news in Ferguson. Read here!