ROLAND MARTIN: Mike Brown Dies, A Generation Comes Alive

by Roland S. Martin
Host and Managing Editor of “NewsOne Now”

There was never a second where I felt St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch was going to stand before the world and say a Missouri grand jury had decided to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Mike Brown.

The reality is that few police officers are ever indicted by grand juries, whether it’s a fatal shooting or police brutality. Indeed, those committed to fighting for social justice are shocked when an officer is indicted.

While the pain of not seeing Wilson in handcuffs is devastating to Brown’s family and the thousands of folks who have taken to the streets for more than 100 consecutive days to protest his death, there is solace in knowing that a movement is afoot that will change the direction of this nation for years to come.

To read Roland’s commentary in its entirety visit The Daily Beast.