Tonight when the decision came down that the grand jury would not be indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, our Twitter feed blew up with the voices of comedians reacting to the news. The opinions in our feed were overwhelmingly outraged by the decision and in support of Michael Brown’s family. Here are some of those tweets reacting minutes after the verdict.
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) November 25, 2014
No indictment, really???? — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 25, 2014
Dang. I can’t believe there won’t even be a trial. I mean, I’m not really surprised but it totally sucks. #Ferguson
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) November 25, 2014
this country sucks — joe mande (@JoeMande) November 25, 2014
rest in peace Michael Brown. there is no amount of evidence that will ever make me submit to the belief that your life meant nothing. none.
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) November 25, 2014
One would think w all these different witness accounts and ambiguity, we’d have a trial. That’s the idea. Usually. — Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) November 25, 2014
Oh god oh god oh god. #furguson
— Iliza Shlesinger (@iliza) November 25, 2014
Maaaannnn, black life ain’t worth a damn in this country!!! sMH. I’m heart broken for the Brown Family. May God be with them. — Damon Wayans (@DamonkWayans) November 25, 2014
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) November 25, 2014
Words this speech could have done without: – “target” in ref to Mike – “profit” in ref to the bright side – “gave their lives” in ref to GJ — Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) November 25, 2014
Injustice is an inside job.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) November 25, 2014
Are they still a jury of my peers if I know my peers would never make such a dumb fucking decision? #BlackLivesMatter
— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 25, 2014
Ferguson jury acquits a ham sandwich. — Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) November 25, 2014
At this point it’s clear there are some holes in Lady Justice’s blindfold.
— Nick Youssef (@NickYoussef) November 25, 2014
the US is the only country that still uses grand juries
— joe mande (@JoeMande) November 25, 2014
Iam numb to the justice system by now ,we get no justice no peace ! The generation has changed ,all of our real men and leaders are in jail
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) November 25, 2014
— Ted Alexandro (@tedalexandro) November 25, 2014
Here’s what to ask yourself if you are not in the streets right now: “How do I sleep?” #Ferguson
— Kevin Allison (@TheKevinAllison) November 25, 2014
I feel hopelessness we need a superhero
— Greer Barnes (@GreerBarnes1) November 25, 2014
I believe: if I were killed, there would have been a trial. — Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) November 25, 2014
The KKK has disguised itself as the Police DEPARTMENT!!! Burn the Ferguson Police Department!! #Ferguson
— godfrey (@GodfreyComedian) November 25, 2014
STOP THE VIOLENCE? How about stop the Shooting. I'm really shaken tonight. I love everybody.
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) November 25, 2014
But seriously, rioting has NEVER helped a change injustice. Except for South Central, India,Ireland,Stonewall,South Africa, (cont…)
— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) November 25, 2014