As St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch read the grand jury's decision inside the justice center in Clayton, a small, racially-mixed crowd gathered outside, surrounded by swarms of media, to hear the announcement.
After a long prelude from McCulloch, the final decision came down: no true bill. Riverfront Times videographer Tony Barsanti captures spontaneous outpouring of anger, sadness and neighborly outreach that happens next:
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