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Ferguson anxiously awaits grand jury decision on police shooting

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 01:50

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, remains on edge, awaiting the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case that is expected any time. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Michael Brown Sr. is sharing some holiday spirit in Ferguson. Going door-to-door at the apartment complex where his son Michael was shot in August, the elder Brown - along with the family's supporters -- handed out Thanksgiving turkeys to residents. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL BROWN SR., FATHER OF UNARMED TEEN KILLED BY POLICE OFFICER, SAYING: "It's a great feeling to give back and show my love back to the community, it's the reason why I'm out here, to show how I feel about them, you know? It's a big thing for me and I'm going to continue to keep doing it." Love for a community that has had his back since his son's killing became a flashpoint for strained race relations. The majority black community and much of the country remain on edge, bracing for a grand jury decision on whether to bring charges against the white police officer who shot Brown. Officer Darren Wilson says he shot Brown in self defense while Brown's companion says the teen had his hands up. The verdict is expected at any time -- something Michael Brown's cousin Sabrina Webb says the family is prepared for. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SABRINA WEBB, COUSIN OF SLAIN TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN, SAYING: "We've already like I said prepared our minds in a sense, so if it doesn't come out, of course everyone wants him to get indicted, but if it doesn't come out that way, there's no telling what the people are going to do because it's not just affecting us as a family, it's affecting the world, the people. Young Black people, young White people whatever you are it's affecting everyone in general." Businesses have boarded up, ahead of the verdict, hoping to avoid any of the violent unrest that struck the city after Brown was shot.

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Ferguson anxiously awaits grand jury decision on police shooting

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 01:50

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