Rev. Sharpton’s Disciples of Justice making a plea for peaceful protests

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- With a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case expected at any moment, a group recruited by Reverend Al Sharpton is making a plea for peaceful protests.

And once again, so are Michael Brown`s parents.

“They do not advocate any violence, any looting, any rioting, they are totally against that,” said Brown family attorney Anthony Gray.

As Gray repeated the gospel of peace being preached by the Browns, a group of people behind him was wearing yellow Disciples of Justice T-shirts. The group was formed to function as a sort of neighborhood watch to keep demonstrations peaceful.

“We are imploring everyone to have a peaceful demonstration, that we don`t wreck the places we have to live, but we want them to understand what demonstrators are about,” said director Eddie Hassaun. “It is about sending a message, it`s about getting the message and it`s about responding to the message that we get.”

More than 50 signed up to be part of the group, although organizers say they believe many others who feel the same way will be in the crowds with them.

The group also plans to monitor the response by police.

“In the same light as our action, we are looking for the action on the other side to be equally as committed to peace in the street and peace for the demonstrators and peace for those who want to protest,” Hassaun said.

As for the grand jury decision, the Brown family attorney is as anxious as everyone else to get the word.

“Let`s face it, the city is really in a panic at the point in anticipation of this decision,” Gray said.