November 12th, 2014
08:28 PM ET

Ferguson protester: If there's no indictment, "it's gonna be very scary"

In just hours, an unexpected witness will appear before the grand jury looking into the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

An attorney for the family of Michael Brown tells CNN the pathologist who was hired by the family and conducted the second autopsy will now testify.

Attorney: Michael Brown pathologist to testify before grand jury

Meanwhile, another plea is being made for peace in Ferguson as officials urge protesters to focus their energy on healing and not violence after the grand jury's decision.

"So what the decision may be. I may not like it you may like it, it may be the reverse, after we get the verdict, how do we heal?" St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley says.

CNN's Sara Sidner talks to a pastor who's been making waves in Ferguson.

Filed under: Ferguson • Justice • Michael Brown • News
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  1. Tim Spriggs

    First Watts. Then the Rodney King riot. Then Ferguson. It's a cultural tradition.

    November 21, 2014 at 9:41 am | Reply
  2. Marty

    Sometimes you just have to let the folks have at it. Somebody will be the winner and somebody the looser.

    November 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  3. Laverne

    It is definitely going to get worse before it gets better! This has been brewing for many years now in Ferguson and now it's all coming to a head with the Michael Brown case. No matter what the grand jury decides, going forward Ferguson will never be the same again and that does not mean it has to be a bad thing. Mr. Brown is gone and though there obviously were some things wrong in his life, I think about my own grandkids when they were his age and they were nowhere near perfect and did a lot daring foolish things, but I did not have to worry about them being gunned down by the police. I have empathy for Michael Brown's family and for many of the families in Ferguson because I couldn't imagine what it must be like to be black in America. Yes, there has been lots of progress in so many areas, but there is so much more to be done when it comes to inequalities and disparities in this country. One thing I have learned in this lifetime is each race see the world through different eyes and there will always be the oppressed and the oppressor, sad, but true! I know many think Mr. Brown life had little value because of what was seen on TV, but there are many young people who do the exact kind of things and go on to do great things in life. When I was young I was as wild and rebellious as they come, got into trouble often and around age 30 things changed for me greatly because I changed my way of thinking. I just hope we can all have just a little more compassion, tolerance and understanding towards others who do not look like us.

    November 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  4. KristaL Mac Leod

    bunch of racist moron's' every person there would be mad if some1 took something from them face 2 face screw him you ripe what you sew and NO 1 nEED wORRY ABOUT THIS THIEF BULLY ANY LONGER

    November 17, 2014 at 11:39 am | Reply
  5. AJM

    What a load of crap. This is the same "pastor" who was present when the white student was beaten, and she took his phone and erased it (as she stated on twitter) and cussed out anyone who asked her to come forward with the names of the attackers. CNN apparently has gone flipped their previous stance and now support violent agitators

    November 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Reply

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