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Black ‘grand jury’ to examine Michael Brown shooting in St. Louis

In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, demonstrator Maryam Said raises her painted hands during a protest against a grand jury's decision on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown in New York. No firm statistics can say whether a spate of officer-involved deaths is a growing trend or simply a series of coincidences generating a deafening buzz in news reports and social media. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, demonstrator Maryam Said raises her painted hands during a protest against a grand jury’s decision on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown in New … more >
– The Washington Times – Sunday, December 14, 2014

Black community leaders in St. Louis say they are conducting a symbolic grand jury next month to look at the evidence in the Michael Brown shooting and decide for themselves whether former Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged.

Activists connected to the Leadership Coalition for Justice and the African People’s Socialist Party announced Friday that they will convene Jan. 3-4 to look over the evidence presented to the St. Louis County Grand Jury, a local Fox affiliate reported.