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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, stands on a car with family members as a crowd listens to the radio broadcast of county prosecutor Bob McCulloch announcing that Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of McSpadden's son on November 24.