Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Law and Disorder in Ferguson | The Marshall Project

This post has many links to key documents for anyone who wants to write about issues arising from the Michael Brown slaying, particularly the role of the Prosecutor. - gwc
Law and Disorder in Ferguson | The Marshall Project
by Andrew Cohen
"Three months after it began its work, the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, chose Monday not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for killing black, unarmed teenager Michael Brown last August. In this, the grand jury of nine whites and three blacks was no different from grand juries all over the country that previously have excused police officers following shooting deaths like this. Our nation’s legal standards, its broad definitions of the use of “deadly force,” make it extremely difficult for police officers ever to face criminal charges even when an unarmed citizen dies after an altercation like this."****

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