We Knew This: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Gets Off for Killing Mike Brown
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Gets Off for Killing Mike Brown
UPDATE: We were just informed that there were 12 grand jurors: 6 white males, 3 white women, 2 black women and 1 black man and only 9 votes were needed for their decision. Obviously, this cancels out the 3 blacks who may have, most likely have voted for an indictment. 9 said “NO” and that’s a wrap. “No Justice, No Peace” said all the looters who looted and burned down several stores near the Ferguson police department and other areas.
We all knew this. We all knew that this Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would walk away and see no charges against him for shooting and killing Michael Brown. We knew it and we hope that people have become aware that this is what America does in these cases. We just hate that the young man was robbing a store and happened to get killed by a cop on that day.
NY Times reported:
A St. Louis County grand jury has brought no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, more than three months ago in nearby Ferguson.
At a news conference, the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch, said that members of the grand jury deliberated for more than two days before finding that no probable cause existed to file charges against Officer Wilson.
The decision set off a new wave of anger among hundreds who gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department. Police in riot gear stood in a line as demonstrators chanted and threw signs and other objects toward them as the news spread. One woman said: “The system failed us again.”
Mr. Brown’s family issued a statement expressing sadness but calling for peaceful protest and a campaign for body cameras on police officers nationwide. “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” the statement said. “While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.”