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Emotions surface during "Lives Lost by Law Enforcement" rally

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Demonstrators say they are fed up with the New York grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer in a chokehold death of an unarmed black suspect.

On Friday night, a group marched from Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park in City Heights and ended up at Balboa Park for December Nights.

During the march a mother was overcome with emotion fearing how her child will be treated because the color of their skin.

“I want to stop being scared for my child, I want to stop being scared for him because I am sick of it. I've been sick of it since the day I've been told I was pregnant with a boy of being terrified of what's going to happen to him,” said Lena Stone.

She says she fears her 7-year-old son could be Michael Brown or Eric Garner, unarmed black men killed by police or 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was killed by Cleveland police over a mistaken toy gun.

“This is my child. I don't want him to end up on a t-shirt or on a poster,” said Stone.

The mother says she's had to have “the talk” many black families have had with their son.

“'What happens if a police officer says, ‘come here.' And I said, ‘I put my hands up' if he tells me to ‘put my hands up' and she says, ‘yes.' And so that is what I know about police,” said Noah Farrington of his conversation with his mother Lena.

The 7-year-old boy may not understand why he could be profiled or targeted but he relates the recent deaths to a book.

“A part of the page says, ‘I'm too young to die' and that's what I am going to say, ‘I'm too young to die, I don't want to die by a police officer,' so I am sad for Michael Brown,” said Farrington.

The marches have no racial boundaries, “The fact that my kids have it easier it causes me so much pain,” said Kelli Gray.

She wipes a tear from her right eye as she lies down with her son, “Most people would think I should be grateful for that because my kids are white but I'm not. It makes me feel disgusted and it causes so much pain."

Through each rally and protest these families say they are healing from the pain of what they call racial injustice.

President Barack Obama called police departments across the country to outfit officers with body cameras.

Organizers say this will not hold officers accountable because people have been killed while on video. Others say the video may be deceiving because the pubic may view it as excessive force but an officer's actions could be within the laws and policies.

The White House is calling on a $263 million package that over three years would dedicate $75 million for police-mounted cameras and match state funding by half.

This would need congressional approval.

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