President Obama spoke from the White House on the decision. He said: “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply upset, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction. But I join Michael’s parents in asking anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully.” Extending connotations of this case, considering racial discrimination as an unwanted, illegal but existing fact, he also added: „”We need to recognize that this is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America.” The Justice Department investigation into the shooting however continues.
Brown’s family said they were “profoundly disappointed”. Crowds of several hundred people took to the streets in Ferguson again. At least two cars on the street were set on fire near the Ferguson Police. Tear gas has been launched against protesters in Ferguson after smoke was unsuccessful. Peaceful demonstrations occurred in other U.S. cities.