In the wake of Monday's grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson the killing of Mike Brown, both Brown's family and Wilson released statements addressing the public.
Brown's family released this statement, calling for peace and asking people to join their efforts to get body cameras on all police officers.
We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.
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.
Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.
We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.
Let's not make noise, let's make a difference.
Through his representatives, Wilson also released a statement:
We recognize that many people will want to second guess the grand jury's decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion to do so in a respectful and peaceful manner.
On a side note, Officer Wilson would like to thank those who have stood by his side throughout the process. This continued support is appreciated by Officer Wilson and his family.
Moving forward, any commentary on this matter will be done in the appropriate venue and not in the media.
Images via Getty, Christine Byers Twitter.