The grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown was decided last night (November 24) in front of the nation. As anticipated, the decision was made to not indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown, causing public outrage in both Ferguson and around the country.

The Hip Hop community subsequently weighed in both on the streets and through social media. Legendary producer and activist Q-Tip took to the streets in New York’s wave of protests while also hitting up Twitter to vent his frustration.

“No value for black life,” he said in reaction to the decision. “But they extrapolate our magic, sweat, our voice our fire… And leave us stripped of our right to exist.” Numerous emcees quoted other activists and artists. Nas relayed a KRS-One quote from the Boogie Down Productions song “Who Protects Us From You?” saying: “You were put here to protect us, but who protects us from you?”

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The grand jury consisting of nine whites and three blacks found that Darren Wilson should not stand trial in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The decision comes after months of deliberation. Protesters in Ferguson have been protesting in the city for 108 days. Michael Brown’s parents, Lesly McSpadeden and Michael Brown, Sr. released a statement shortly after the grand jury verdict was announced.

“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” the parents said. “While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.”

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