“It Definitely Set Us Back”: New Yorkers Share Their Thoughts On The Grand Jury Decision, Ferguson And The Value Of Black Life
When terrible things happen in the world, you can almost always count on people in New York to protest or speak out about it. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that folks had a lot to say about the sad situation in Ferguson, and the grand jury deciding not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown. So we went to Union Square at lunch time, a place where many demonstrations and protests often occur, to ask people their opinions on everything that has happened. Some were crushed by the decision, others are scared for their sons (or future children), and a few felt that we need to put the same energy we’ve put into this, into dealing with black-on-black crime. We didn’t debate anyone, but allowed them to get some things off their chest. Check out what some New Yorkers had to say about an issue not just impacting Ferguson, but the entire country.