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Breaking his silence for the first time since he tragically shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is telling his side of the story.

He tells ABC News that the circumstances of that fateful day left him no choice.

Wilson, who will not be indicted by a Ferguson grand jury, said Brown was the instigator in the confrontation, charging at him and disregarding his instructions.

The August 9 shooting sparked massive protests, and riots began again this week in the St. Louis suburb after Wilson was legally cleared of wrongdoing.

How does he remember the day he will no doubt relive for the rest of his life?

Wilson tells ABC News he was driving to get lunch when he saw Brown and a friend walking in the middle of the street, “single-file on the double-yellow line.”

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On Monday night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri voted NOT to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year old Michael Brown in August.

Riots broke out in the streets for days following the incident and, as documented in the following video, unrest followed the grand jury verdict once again last night.

Prosecutor Bob McCulloch explained via press conference that the grand jury found no probable cause for any of the charges considered against Wilson.

The officer could have faced prosecution for first-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Michael Brown, whose death has led to so much unrest.

In response, President Barack Obama addressed the nation, pushing for calm, while celebrities from across all industries expressed their reaction on Twitter...

Russell Simmons: the D.A never represented the people properly. He never wanted an indictment. violent ones in the streets are likely those who didn’t vote. 

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Michael Brown Sr. addressed hundreds in St. Louis' largest park on the even of his funeral following this month's controversial shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

What did he ask for, with the eyes of a nation on him?

"Tomorrow all I want is peace," the grieving father of the late teenager pleaded at a festival that promotes peace over violence. "That's all I ask."

The more than two weeks since the younger Brown's death have been marked by nightly protests, some of them violent and chaotic, in the St. Louis suburb.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who was set to speak Monday at the funeral for the teenager shot and killed by a police officer, echoed his request for peace.

"We don't want anything tomorrow to happen that might defile the name of Michael Brown," Sharpton said. "This is not about our rage tomorrow."

"It's about the legacy and memory of his son."

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, told the crowd that McSpadden and her family saw Brown's body for the first time today since the shooting.

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The MTV Video Music Awards are known for the salacious and outrageous, but things turned jarringly serious last night thanks to rapper and actor Common.

He paid tribute to slain Missouri teen Michael Brown, while MTV also aired two public service announcements about the civil rights protests his death inspired.

While presenting the award for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards' Best Hip Hop video, Common asked the audience to take a moment of silence for Michael Brown.

“Hip hop has always presented a voice for the revolution,” the 42-year-old artist said. “I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown."

Moreover, he called "for peace in this country, and in the world.”

Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., earlier this month, sparking protests, riots and a national controversy.

Darren Wilson, a white officer, shot Brown six times.

The star-studded audience at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. obliged Common‘s request for Michael Brown to be acknowledged before the show proceeded.

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