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August 24, 2014 - 9:44 am

The grand jury considering whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case is coming under pressure from politicians and residents of Ferguson, Missouri to do the “right” thing and indict the policeman for murder.

Otherwise…? The unspoken threat that violence would erupt if no indictment is returned isn’t very subtle.

Associated Press:

Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn’t return a charge against the officer?

The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profoundly mistrustful of the legal system. Many say they just hope the grand jury’s decision, whatever it is, has irrefutable facts to back it up.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told The Associated Press she’s pushing for federal and local investigations to be completed around the same time so that all evidence in the case can be made public — a step many consider important should prosecutors decide not to charge the officer. Her office said Friday that the Department of Justice hasn’t given a timeline for the federal investigation, which centers on whether a civil rights violation occurred when officer Darren Wilson fatally shot the unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

McCaskill, a former prosecutor in Missouri, said she’s hopeful the physical evidence in the case — including blood spatter patterns, clothing and shell casings — will provide “incontrovertible facts” about what happened during the shooting. She said whatever local prosecutors decide, it will be important to explain the decision by providing that physical evidence, and that won’t be possible if the federal investigation is ongoing.

McCaskill said she urged Attorney General Eric Holder during a meeting earlier this week to speed up what is typically a lengthier federal process.

“What we want to avoid is a decision being made without all the information being available to the public also,” McCaskill said, adding that not being able to do so could “create more stress and certainly much more fear that we would be back to worrying about people being able to protest safely.”

It is not likely that the facts will be “incontrovertible.” They rarely are. It is reasonable to assume that some of the evidence will be ambiguous. Some of it may even be contradictory. Judging by the wild disparity in eye witness reports we’ve seen already, it is doubtful that a clear picture of guilt or innocence will be forthcoming.

And what’s the point of conducting a “secret” grand jury proceeding if you’re going to make their deliberations public? It’s another layer of intimidation that is being brought to bear on the grand jurors to do what the mob wants and indict Officer Wilson.

Residents of Ferguson made it clear what the grand jury must do:

“This officer has to be indicted. I’d hate to see what happens if he isn’t. The rioting, the looting, man …,” said resident Larry Loveless, 29, as he stopped at the memorial for Brown where he was killed.

The racial make up of the grand jury is another potential flash point. There are only 3 blacks on the 12-person panel, allowing a decision not to prosecute Wilson to play directly into the racialist’s hands.

The streets of Ferguson may be calm, but the pressure being placed on the grand jury to give into the mob will be hard to resist.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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The only thing I know for sure about this travesty is that the timing of everything to come will be carefully planned to maximize the marxist/racialists' turnout in the November elections.

The indictment or lack of one will be 100% decided by the thug administration. And it won't be related to evidence in any way whatsoever.
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The officer already did what was "right." Now they want the grand jury to do what is "left."
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All I want to know at this point is when Michael Brown's funeral is going to be so that I can do the right thing and send a nice card saying that I approve.
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There is never “incontrovertible” evidence. There will be a grand jury indictment even if the prosecutor has to shop the case to a dozen juries, and there will be a huge and overblown trial because that's what the MSM wants... and when the officer is declared not guilty, Crump and Company will be right back out on the streets inciting riots. Any insurance company with a grain of sense would pull every policy within twenty miles of Ferguson.
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BE assured the risk is factored in and effective the night of the first riot. It will be easier to get cancer insurance in Fukushima than car insurance in Ferguson. In the long run stupidity is like crime: it does not pay. The professional negroes will go back to Chicago and New York with plenty of cash in their pockets and no shame. Jackson may visit his son in prison on the way back.
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To go by who got arrested, the community that would respond with anger is not Ferguson. Come to think, most of Sanford was less than riotous over the Martin case.
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All of the "protests" after the first night were staged by the Brown family's attorney, race hustler, ambulance chaser Benjamin Crump. He is buds with Obama and Holder, and has the New Black Panthers on speed-dial. He also has a very savvy PR firm on retainer, so he can get the media to provide wall-to-wall coverage of whatever nonsense he wants to stage. Most of the protesters since the first night are brought in from out of town for the optics. Race riots are good video, and the media lives for good video.

Most importantly, if the grand jury fails to indict the police officer, Crump has no grounds for a civil suit against the city, which is where the big money is. He was the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, and his buddy Holder pushed the governor of Florida to appoint a special prosecutor in that case when the cops and the legitimate prosecuting attorney concluded George Zimmerman acted in self-defense. All Crump needed was an indictment, at which point he filed a suit against the neighborhood HOA, who's insurance company settled prior to the trial for a $1,700,000 payday for Crump and the Martins. If the insurance company had waited for the trial, they could have saved themselves that money. This is also why, after Zimmerman was found not guilty, Eric Holder started talking about filing federal civil rights charges. If he had, then Crump would have gone after Zimmerman personally, since Zimmerman was suing NBC for defamation. Sadly for Zimmerman AND Crump, an overreaching Democrat judge threw Zimmerman's case out of court, declaring that, as a public figure Zimmerman had no standing to sue for defamation. (Forget the fact that he would not have BEEN a public figure without NBC and its affiliates lying about him 24/7.) Anyway, when Zimmerman did not get a big payday from NBC, Crump knew there was no point in filing a civil case, so Holder quietly shut up about civil rights charges.

The key here is: No Indictment, No Payday for Parks & Crump. If the cop is not indicted, watch Holder file civil rights charges against the poor guy.
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Unless the Media has been lying from the get go, it was a good shoot. How come nobody is worried about white people rioting?
Oh, thats right, it isn't called a riot then . It's called a revolution. My bad!
"Judging by the wild disparity in eye witness reports we’ve seen already, it is doubtful that a clear picture of guilt or innocence will be forthcoming."
That means innocent in America. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, remember?
In other parts of the world one must prove innocence. In America guilt must be provemn. So no clear picture means innocent.
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To expand on your note:
The "wild disparity" in eyewitness accounts can be compared to hard evidence: autopsy results, medical reports on Officer Wilson, placement of shell casings and, if it happened, damage in the officer's car from a gun being fired.
Then the accounts that conflict with the physical evidence can be weighed. Some may be honest but mistaken and some, I think, are maliciously false.
We may know perfectly well what happened. We'll have to see.
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CNN is reporting that Wilson's supporters have raised $400,000.00 for his legal fees.
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"Many say they just hope the grand jury’s decision, whatever it is, has irrefutable facts to back it up."

Did the AP rally write that? So now you need to irrefutably prove that you are innocent ? In our legal system the burden of proof is on the accuser to prove guilt, not on the accused to prove his/her innocence. Wow are we in trouble if this perversion of our legal system takes hold.
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Howdy MRG01
There's a huge difference between the legal standard of proof and what people are hoping for. It is perfectly valid to hope that the grand jury's report, whatever it is, will be supported by irrefutable facts. If it clears the officer or indicts the officer, I'd like to know how and I'd like to be convinced.
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It doesn't matter. These folks are going to let themselves be mislead by a lie. Welcome to the New Age.
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Where's Atticus Finch when you need him?
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The racial problems in America are well known, as are the threats of more violence to come any time the agitators don't get what they want. What bothers me the most is how few people ever offer any solutions to our racial discord. I've posted one possible, 4-part solution to the problem on my personal web site. Read it and see what you think. If you don't like it, fine, come up with something better. The article can be read at http://www.preachingpolitics.com/text/2014/t20140824a.html
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It's not enough to quote Bible verses to these people; they'll just accuse you of preaching. These people must be defeated in the form of being voted out of office & getting knocked off the pedestal of control over the narrative. But we're too "nice" & "polite" & just want to mind our own business. We won't fight back until we're uncomfortable enough. How uncomfortable? To the point that we cannot put gas in our cars & walk into empty grocery stores.
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There will, of course, be lots of graphic photos of the severe injuries that this officer sustained when Punkster Brown charged the policeman in his cruiser. Lots and lots of phots showing all the damage this thugster did before his was finally subdued with half a dozen shots. Brown was a very typical maniac of the uncontrolled variety.
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"There will, of course, be lots of graphic photos of the severe injuries that this officer sustained..."

When? At the trial, if ever?
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Yes, at the trial. That's why they call it evidence.
No how much the media wishes otherwise under our legal system you do not try court cases on the TV or in the newspaper. Still and all the speculative reporting combined with the swarm of usual race baiting suspects is doing a fine job of fomenting unrest and riots.
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