Missouri officials plan to announce the grand jury’s decision that has been made on whether to criminally charge a police officer in the August fatal shooting of an black teenager who robbed a store moments before the shooting, then allegedly attacked the police officer in Ferguson.
The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a resident of a predominantly black city sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and has become a flash-point for strained U.S. race relations.
Rioters in Ferguson have been preparing for the grand jury’s decision for weeks to riot burn and loot the city in a race war. Leaks are coming out as the city prepares that no charges will be filed against officer Darren Wilson. reports are coming out that gun shops and other business have been called to prepare for the unrest on the city. This is the reason for the delay in the grand jury decision, to prepare the city.
The national guard has also been called out to protect building and keep things under control. The 12-person grand jury has been meeting in secret for months, hearing evidence from a wide variety of witnesses as it decides whether Wilson’s should face charges that could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder. The grand jurors it seems will decide not to charge Wilson.
At the lower end of the possible charges is second-degree involuntary manslaughter, which is defined as acting with criminal negligence to cause a death. It is punishable by up to four years in prison. The most serious charge, first-degree murder, can be used only when someone knowingly causes a death after deliberation and is punishable by either life in prison or lethal injection.
How does anyone reach a conclusion that the officer should be charged? Do any of those who hold that opinion have access to any evidence including Obama that also made comments? No, So those holding that opinion do not believe in our basic justice system of innocent until proven guilty. They are ready to charge without any evidence of a prima facia case including our president.
Only 1 in 4 Americans believe that police officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder by the grand jury in the shooting death in of black teenager Michael Brown, according to a poll released last Friday.
Leaks reported by the St Louis Post Dispatch and the New York Times suggest that he will not be prosecuted, and the community is said to be preparing itself for yet more violence.