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If you had any hope that Michael Brown’s death would have a promising update in regards to finding justice, this is definitely not that update. Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a grand jury now has until January 2015 to determine whether or not Darren Wilson will be criminally charged in the shooting death of the 18-year-old on August 9th.

Even if the grand jury won’t exercise every bit of their 60 day extension, the longer the case drags out without trial or even an arrest will lead to more unease in Ferguson and tension. Since the shooting, Ferguson has become a hot issue in regards to police brutality, militarization, government officials and first responders in lieu of nights of protests and clashes between citizens and law enforcement.

The Post-Dispatch declared “significant apprehension” in regards to the return of violence and clashes that hit West Florissant Avenue if no charges are brought against the 28-year-old officer. “Some activists have threatened much,” the article read.

Wilson has been on paid leave since the August 9th shooting and has not been seen publicly since.

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