As the country waits for the announcement of the grand jury decision – expected later today – here are some tweets about this important case, from TheCruu members:
Protesters outside expressed their anger in protest, President Obama made a short statement … and TheCruu found visual media professionals, who took to Twitter with their reactions:
Film executive, Franklin Leonard, comes right out with it
I have a question, Prosecutor McCulloch: “are you fucking kidding me?”
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 25, 2014
Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce thinks there should have been a trial
They couldn't even muster up a manslaughter indictment? Sad, sad, sad. #FergusonDecision
— Bruce LaBruce (@BruceLaBruce) November 25, 2014
Producer and film critic, Scott Weinberg, agrees.
He actually said the jurors "gave up their lives" for this trial? I am stunned. Only one person gave up his life here, you repulsive trash.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) November 25, 2014
Writer/Creator Lena Waithe delivers a simple and iconic phrase of protest
No justice. More peace.
— Lena Waithe (@hillmangrad) November 25, 2014
Writer/Director Jonathan Lisecki mocked some of the CNN media reporting.
Nothing is funny tonight. But Don Lemon trying to talk into a mic while wearing a gas mask and realizing he was inaudible was pretty close
— Jonathan Lisecki (@jonnynyc) November 25, 2014
Blogger/Video Guru, Adam McGinnis notes some irony in the messaging
POTUS was telling the protesters to chill while cops were tear gassing them
— Adam McGinnis (@adammcginnis) November 25, 2014
WDC based sound engineer, Briana Younger, has a message for the president.
We walked this path 6 years ago for Obama. #DC meet us at the White House.
— Briana Younger (@TheQueenBRI) November 25, 2014
Writer, Alex Halpern, talks about the need for change.
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Unless we do something drastic to change as a country, to come together, this is going to keep happening and happening. #Ferguson
— Alex Halpern (@HalpernAlex) November 25, 2014