I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully.
The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and advocate for their opinions and causes. We are asking students to be mindful that there may be outside agitators trying to provoke and instigate otherwise peaceful protests.
Boston has overcome much, and we have a strong history of coming together in times of challenges and crisis, as demonstrated in our community during the Boston Marathon. We showed then how Boston stayed united and we can show that again with Ferguson and all of the important issues facing us in society today.
Pending the imminent grand jury decision, if you choose to demonstrate please do so in a way that would make your school, your family, and your city proud.