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Albany residents react to Ferguson protests

Protesters take to the streets in Ferguson, MO. (Source: CNN) Protesters take to the streets in Ferguson, MO. (Source: CNN)
Oscar Moore Oscar Moore
Curtis Mallory Curtis Mallory
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia residents are speaking out about the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed.

When asked about it Tuesday morning, some said the decision was wrong.

Dougherty County resident Oscar Moore said it can be considered a natural reaction for some to act out by vandalizing businesses and establishments.

He said no one can predict what is going to happen until it happens.

Moore feels officer Darren Wilson should have suffered the repercussions.

"I feel like it's wrong. The whole outcome is wrong if he's not going to be charged with anything," Moore said.

Residents, law enforcement, and news crews witnessed chaos for hours in Ferguson ever since the grand jury made their decision Monday.

Some stores in Ferguson, MO were set on fire while others were looted.

But not all protests have been acts of crime. Some people have been marching peacefully in the streets of Tallahassee, Chicago, and Dallas.

"We all come together as one and we send out our prayers. Again, prayers go to the family if we come together," Curtis Mallory said. "I feel like something can be done."

Another Albany man said the situation should have been handled differently from the very beginning, and that all of it could have been avoided.

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