- The Washington Times - Monday, December 1, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton said the resignation of Darren Wilson — the police officer who fatally shot teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9 — hardly constitutes justice, and in an address to a St. Louis church, implored the congregants to stay the course and continue the protests.

“The fight ain’t over,” Mr. Sharpton said in an address before the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Newsmax reported.

He said a lot of healing still has to take place among the community members and Brown’s family.

“Reporters started calling me, saying the officer had resigned from his job and said that he hopes it would lead to healing the city. But you can’t heal leaving the injured out of the process,” Mr. Sharpton said, adding that Brown’s family members have “open wounds” from the incident, Newsmax reported.

Mr. Sharpton went on, referring to the ongoing federal investigations headed by the Department of Justice to look at civil rights issues involving Officer Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department.

“We lost the round, but the fight ain’t over,” he said, Newsmax reported. “You won the first round, Mr. Prosecutor [Bob McCulloch], but don’t cut your gloves off, ‘cause the fight’s not over. Justice will come to Ferguson.”


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