After dropping days of just-kidding hints and sending the media into a third-degree frenzy Monday, the grand jury mulling the fate of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson finally released its decision. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced that Wilson will not face charges relating to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, as the grand jury found "no probable cause" to charge him with anything. Social media, however, is definitely guilty.
It&#039;s cool, most of us will prevented from voting or being on juries, so ... Yay status quo!
This verdict will only confirm (in Chief Justice Robert&#039;s mind) that we now inhabit a lovely post-racial society.
That&#039;s not the point. Agreed that the officer is justified in firing his weapon if he feels threatened, and the subject doesn&#039;t have to be armed to be threatening. Brown was much larger and they had already fought over the weapon (or so the &quot;internet rumors&quot; say.) HOWEVER, firing once to disable the kid and firing 12 times are two different things. When you empty your clip, and at least one shot hits the boy in the back as he is either spinning around or falling, you&#039;re intending to kill. And that is what Wilson should have to answer for.
Similar issue here in Charlotte this year. Young black man, large ex-football player, crashes his car at night. Confused and maybe injured (not high or drunk, tests showed), he knocks loudly on a lady&#039;s door who then calls the cops. Cops arrives, kid rushes at them babbling, one shoots him 13 times. Other cops on scene dumbfounded. Cop is arrested the next day, because he should have been. Shooting once may have beeb justified in the rush and confusion - shooting 13 times is panic with intent to kill and cannot be tolerated.
Don &quot;obviously there&#039;s a smell of marijuana in the air&quot;
Yes Uncle Lemon, Roger Ailes will be calling you in the morning
...when you guys gotta sec, take a look at the &quot;injuries&quot; that Darren Wilson is using to justify shooting an unarmed teenager 10 times. I believe they are posted on CBS Twitter
Gee, I sure am glad that can&#039;t happen <i>here</i>...
Miserable as I was about the &quot;verdict&quot;, I was happier not knowing about those comments.
You actually think Holder (or whoever the US. Attorney turns out to be) will be allowed to press civil rights charges? You think there&#039;s going to be ANY civil rights charges for the next couple of years?
A fate decided by 12 cop-worshippers.
The Washington Senators have a better record against the Globetrotters.
<i> The animals are restless...</i>
That sounds like a fair assessment of Daily Caller commenters.
Yeah . . . but you know which one they want.
It&#039;s impossible to pull away from CNN&#039;s black hole of stupid.
I want to be surprised. I want to be shocked. I want to be just about anything except this mixture of disgusted, enraged, and cynical. But I&#039;m not. Fucker got away with it, and we knew he was gonna, even when we wanted to believe that he wouldn&#039;t. So I&#039;ll be over here in the corner, thinking up ways to make a better world. Tomorrow, when the hangover wears off.
It&#039;s not just him. In general, grand juries <a href="http:\/\/fivethirtyeight.com\/datalab\/ferguson-michael-brown-indictment-darren-wilson\/" target="_blank">rarely come back with indictments</a> in these types of cases.