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As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Approaches, Michael Brown's Family Calls For Moment Of Silence

The decision whether or not to charge officer Darren Wilson for the shooting is expected Monday evening.

A grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, according to The New York Times. The announcement of that decision is expected Monday evening (November 24).

Eighteen-year-old Brown was shot by Wilson, a member of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, on August 9. In the months since, the Missouri city has been home to steady protests and larger debates on police brutality -- the recent high school graduate was black, while Wilson is white.

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Brown's family is calling for a four-and-a-half minute moment of silence following the announcement of the decision. The time symbolizes the more than four hours that the teen's body remained on the street following the shooting.

Protests in Ferguson are expected later this evening.

The decision is expected to be announced at or around 5 p.m. ET.

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