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Tonight the editors and community of Disrupting Dinner Parties wait for the outcome to be announced by the grand jury on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown Jr. to death while Michael was unarmed.  While we wait, remember that we live in an era in which all of us, no matter how physically far we are from what is happening, can act as witnesses.  This is a responsibility that we must take seriously in the coming days and weeks.  Your decision, our decision, to closely watch and speak up about the actions police take toward protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, can help keep people safe.

DDP is of course not a breaking news station: we encourage you to continue monitoring your chosen news sources in order to stay informed.  However, we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge that this subject is on the minds of our community this evening as we hope for justice.  We intend this open thread to be a safe place for our community to express your thoughts and feelings about the news once it does break, whatever the outcome may be.

Update: We are deeply saddened and outraged to note that the grand jury has chosen to not bring charges against Darren Wilson.