It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.
Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.
"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."
They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.
Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.
The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.
These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.
The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.
With their chants bellowing across the streets, passersby were reminded that in 75 days the family of Michael Brown has not received any answers from law enforcement officials.
"The people in this crowd should have this amazing view: It's a sea of people of every culture and heritage coming together for change."