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AFRICANGLOBE - A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted six police officers on homicide and assault charges in the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured last month in police custody, the city’s chief prosecutor said Thursday.
AFRICANGOBE - A grand jury in Houston decided not to indict a police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man in a case that has been placed into a national debate about the role race plays in police interactions with the public.
AFRICANGLOBE - Rooted in history as a skeptical check on the crown, the American grand jury — a secret panel of 12 citizens — has become largely a prosecutor’s rubber stamp. Grand juries almost always return an indictment, except in one specific instance: when it comes to cases involving a police officer.
AFRICANGLOBE - New Yorkers took to the streets after a grand jury refused to indict New York Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner. Protests included a "die-in" in Grand Central Terminal, blocked streets in Midtown, and an attempt to cross the West Side Highway.
AFRICANGLOBE - St. Louis County prosecutors may have misled the grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown into believing that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Brown merely because the unarmed Black 18-year-old fled from the officer, according to a review of the grand jury documents.
AFRICANGLOBE - I have no idea what happens now in Ferguson but I do know some Blacks in Missouri. The Missouri Blacks that I know are scared! Not just afraid of cops, they are timid in general. They are slow to respond, reluctant to stand up and speak out and have little desire to fight for their children and their community. Victims and parents typically say that Black community violence is not the answer but history says the opposite.
AFRICANGLOBE - A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.
AFRICANGLOBE - A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the White Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown sparked days of protests, which resulted in a militarized crackdown, sources close to the process said.
AFRICANGLOBE - Police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision whether to charge thug cop Darren Wilson for gunning down an unarmed teenager in August.
AFRICANGLOBE - A grand jury proceeding is entirely a one-sided show where the decisions are a foregone conclusion. Historically, grand juries were viewed, as Judge Learned Hand observed, as the “voice of the community” acting not as an extension of the government but as a shield against it.
AFRICANGLOBE - A former supporter of George Zimmerman said Wednesday that he wanted to make amends with Trayvon Martin’s family by testifying before a federal grand jury convened in downtown, Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reports.
AFRICANGLOBE - Few are expecting peace as Ferguson prepares for a grand jury decision, expected in the next few weeks, on whether to indict thug cop Darren Wilson who fatally shot an unarmed Black teen in August, inciting months of protests and putting Ferguson at the center of a national debate over police brutality and White supremacy.
AFRICANGLOBE - An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend. In one of those messages, a person tweeted that they are friends with a member of the jury who doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to warrant an arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson.
AFRICANGLOBE - The grand jury process in the United States is rigged for the prosecutor. There is an old saying among lawyers “A prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich.” Of course, the reverse is also true; the prosecutor can also prevent an indictment. The prosecutor controls the grand jury process which is conducted in secret without even a judge present. The prosecutor decides what witnesses to call and there is no opportunity for a defense lawyer or attorney for the family to participate.
AFRICANGLOBE - A grand jury weighing evidence and whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown can take up to early next year to decide.
AFRICANGLOBE - A state grand jury in Ferguson, Mo. has been convened and local prosecutor Robert McCulloch will present evidence over the next few weeks to the secret panel which must determine whether Officer Darren Wilson, 28, used unreasonable or excessive force in killing Mike Brown, 18, who was unarmed at the time of the encounter.
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