After months of deliberation and combing over evidence, a grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9th of this year.
Shop owners have been preparing for riots and looting by boarding up their locations, and many citizens have prepared by arming themselves in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision. Gun shops in the area have been reporting record sales in the last few weeks ahead of the anticipated violence.
Last week, the Governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency ahead of the decision.
Officer Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August in an apparent struggle between the two, and unrest has plagued the area since. The exact details of the events that happened that day are still unknown.
Not only will the St. Louis area be sure to see protests, cities across the nation are bracing for protests as well.
This story is developing. We are hoping that violence does not occur as a result of this decision, but it is a fear that will likely happen.