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Michael Brown's Family Attorney And Al Sharpton Denounce Grand Jury Process And Ferguson Riots

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Al Sharpton speaks at a press conference the day after a grand jury decides not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr.

Michael Brown's family attorneys held a press conference Tuesday, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of the Ferguson teen.

Attorneys Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray were joined by civil rights leader Al Sharpton. All three denounced both the process that let Wilson walk free and the prosecutor in the case, Robert McCulloch.

Crump took the podium first, saying:

"We strenuously objected to this prosecutor and this process … This process is broken. The process should be indicted."

Gray was equally critical of the grand jury process:

"We want equal process. We want justice."

Gray later asked viewers to "hold out hope" for further investigations, strongly suggesting that the Browns would file a wrongful death civil suit.

[ Related: Celebrities React To Ferguson Decision ]

Michael Brown Jr.'s father Michael Sr. — who wore a "No Justice No Peace" t-shirt — was expected to speak, but did not. "He doesn't want to misspeak because of such emotions that are going through him that will later be held against him," Crump explained.

The night before, Brown's stepfather Louis Head incited rioters by standing atop a car and shouting, "Burn this bitch down." Over a dozen local properties were looted, vandalized, or destroyed after the grand jury's decision was made public by McCulloch. Al Sharpton addressed the violence, which he called "destructive":

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Django Unchained Action Figures Under Fire

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Django Unchained can't cut a break!

The controversial Quentin Tarantino film has been making waves for it's subject matter and language, but now, it's the actions figures inspired by the flick that are outraging Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

The Black activist group is asking for a national boycott of the 10-doll line of Django characters being sold on Amazon for a cool $299.

Rev. K.W. Tullos, NAC's Los Angeles president, said:

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Al Sharpton Receives BET's 2012 Humanitarian Award!

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Al Sharpton BET Humanitarian Award

It's nice to see award shows recognizing those who give back to the community!

BET handed out a well-deserved Humanitarian Award to the Reverend Al Sharpton Sunday night!

He was celebrated, in part, for his voter education efforts, his tireless pursuit of civil rights, and being of general service to the African American community for many decades!

Congratulations, Al!

And thanks for all your hard work!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Guerlain Sued Over Racist Comments

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LVMH owned perfume house Guerlain is being sued by anti-racism groups after Jean-Paul Guerlain dropped the n-bomb on TV.

During the French state TV interview, Guerlain was asked about his new fragrance Samsara, to which he replied: "I worked like a n****r. I don't know if n*****s have always worked like that, but anyway."

Because of Jean-Paul's insensitive comments, Al Sharpton and other US civil rights activists hope to meet with French president Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss what the perfumier said.

[Image via Abaca USA.]

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