MU reacts to Stockley ruling

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COLUMBIA - In the wake of the Jason Stockley verdict, people on the MU campus are calling for racial equality.Students, faculty and staff gathered Friday afternoon to discuss the verdict.Stockley, a former St. Louis Metropolitan police officer, was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Anthony Smith, a black man.Protests erupted in St. Louis following the verdict, with demonstrators clashing with riot police.Stephen Graves, a post-doctor professor in political science and black studies, said the Stockley case is not just one incident and is not only about just one race or one group of people. “There are always members of the American citizenry and American communities are feeling affected,” Graves said. “We should all...

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