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The Political Agitator response: I know everybody ain’t as ignant as the DA was. Anyone who seen how the the Grand jury was handled know that that mess won’t right and if they say it was, then they are in denial or just don’t give a damn about justice. It is all about the process and nothing to do with the people involved. The color of the people can change but the damn process should always be the same.
Subsequent to a previous report from Lawrence O’Donnell, the Missouri Attorney General has confirmed with “Last Word” that instructions given the Michael Brown grand jury describing the police “use of force” laws was incorrect and misleading.
The background of this situation: Lawrence O’Donnell reported that after reviewing the transcripts of the grand jury, his analyst discovered that the assistant district attorneys working for Bob McCulloch gave the jurors an outdated copy of Missouri law, which stated all that was required for an officer to use deadly force is their “reasonable belief” that there was a threat.
In 1985, in Tennessee v. Garner directly before Darren Wilson’s testimony giving the impression that all that was required under the law for Wilson to kill Michael Brown with impunity was his belief that he was in danger, without the additional requirement of probable cause for such a belief.
The Missouri AG now proclaims that was wrong, and that the Missouri Law needs to be changed and updated to reflect the Supreme Court’s ruling. (Source: Read more)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2014
Attorney Roy Miller
ATTORNEY ROY MILLER CALLS FOR SUSPENSION OF FERGUSON, MO PROSECUTOR
Attorney Roy Miller
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Attorney Roy Miller of Macon, Georgia, states that “if the District Attorney was serious about getting an indictment on Darren Wilson, he would have done as usual and made an arrest. This should have been done before sending the case to the Grand Jury. Probable Cause is usually first established by the arresting officer when an arrest is made and the Grand Jury then basically agrees or disagrees. Why change actual legal procedure, just for one man?”
Miller adds: “In every criminal case that I have been involved during my 24 years of practicing criminal law, a felony arrest always happened first… before a case went to the grand jury to consider dismissal or indictment (move forward). This did not happen with officer Darren Wilson, because he was never arrested; however, other men arrested for a felony had it happen to them. Why is this important?”
He continues, “Because when an officer makes an arrest, he has already established that probable cause exists. So when it goes to a grand jury, the grand jury usually follows the sworn statement and the expert opinion of the arresting officer’s finding that probable cause exists. The grand jury should not make the first opinion on probable cause and to do so appears to be a due process violation of the United States Constitution.”
Miller continues, “By Ferguson Police not doing this, they did not expose officer Wilson to the same negative procedure in which they have placed other felony arrest suspects. Almost all the time in major felony cases, an arrest supplies to a grand jury an opinion of probable cause that they follow. If an arrest was stratigically omitted, this would be disgusting and illegal conduct for a prosecutor. I feel that the Prosecutor should be suspended immediately and investigation should begin. Integrity is at issue and possible present misconduct should be prevented. Prosecution for the murder of Michael Brown seemed to have worked hardest for the defendant.”
Attorney Roy Miller can be contacted at email@example.com or (478) 978-7526
The Political Agitator response: SMDH!
Reacting to five members of the St. Louis Rams coming onto the field for Sunday’s game displaying the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture, a St. Louis police officers fraternal organization is demanding the team discipline the players, and that the team and league issue a formal apology, reports KSDK.
In a statement released Sunday evening, the St. Louis Police Officers Association condemned the display, calling it “tasteless, offensive and inflammatory.”
Prior to player introductions before Sunday’s game, five players — Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and Kenny Britt — came out onto the field first with their hands in the air prior to being joined by their teammates. (Source: Read more)
Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters “scumbags,” praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.
“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…” He continued, “I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.” (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Now let’s talk about this!
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