Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Even Nancy Grace eviscerates the Darren Wilson prosecution, in 8 tweets - Vox

Update: not even Nancy Grace buys Darren Wilson's story.

You have to bring the usual racist assumptions to believe Wilson.  It is essentially that an 18 year old kid provoked an argument with a cop, then slugged him, then ran back to attack the cop who had already shot once from inside his car, then chased after the kid who turned to charge the cop "like a demon", who "didn't care" that the policeman was shooting at him.  How much do you have to believe to accept that story?  Versus the simpler story that this is a hot headed cop who got in an argument with a young guy and that rather than retreat the cop attacked the guy,and in a rage shot the guy who was actually freaked out by the gunfire, had his hands up and was surrendering.
Excellent points by Lisa Bloom.  As a former public defender I know how I would defend Michael Brown - and I know that I would never put him on the stand. Lisa Brown shows why. - gwc
A prominent legal expert eviscerates the Darren Wilson prosecution, in 8 tweets - Vox: "Following the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, prominent lawyer and MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom argued on Twitter that St. Louis County prosecutors did a bad job questioning Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson about the shooting of Michael Brown. She argued the questioning was basically a "tea party," far from the "grueling session" it should have been."

Lawrence O'Donnell reports that the Assistant Prosecutor incorrectly told the grand jury that Wilson had the right to shoot a "fleeing felon". gwc

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