The Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple, expressed dismay about what was happening around him, calling it a “code-red crisis” and disrespectful of the Gray family.
“For us to come out of the burial and walk into this is absolutely inexcusable,” he said.
The community will come back together for a meeting Tuesday night, he said, and get back on track because what is happening now doesn’t represent the movement that’s unfolded over the past week.
“We are calling for justice, not for vengeance and not for violence,” he said. “Violence is not the answer for justice.”
But before he can get back to that message he said he must turn to immediate matters.
“My focus is these black children on the street,” the pastor said. “I don’t want them arrested, wounded or tear-gassed. I want them all to go back home.”
--From CNN's Jessica Ravitz
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CNN's Miguel Marguez had an exchange on camera with a young man named Sean (or Shawn? -- we're not sure), who last week grabbed the correspondent's mic while he was working. (He later apologized).
"I told you guys from the jump that this was going to happen," the young man said Monday night. "This did not happen as a result of that young man's death. This happened as a result of the way the situation was handled."
It's not that he thinks this should be happening, he said, as crowds and smoke swirled around him.
"Did I expect this?" he said. "This is nothing, OK. This is a small percentage of what these people are capable of."
He said the blame rests on those in power, people such as the politicians and the SWAT team that stood by before the CVS was targeted.
"They allowed it to happen," he said.
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