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Time To Reform America’s Grand Jury System

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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.

Ferguson And Staten Island: America, Separate And Unequal

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AFRICANGLOBE - The message to Africans in America was loud and clear, “The American system of justice does not apply to you”. Neither Michael Brown nor Eric Garner was afforded the opportunity to face a jury of their peers for their alleged crimes. “Justice” was dispensed on the street by law enforcement officials.

Thousands Of New Yorkers Protest Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

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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.

Will Daniel Pantaleo Face Charges For Strangling Eric Garner To Death

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AFRICANGLOBE - A Black man dies after a confrontation with a White cop. Crowds take to the streets incensed, decrying police brutality. And a grand jury is called to hear the case. The place is not Ferguson, and the case is not Michael Brown's. It's Staten Island, New York. And on Wednesday, a grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict white Officer Daniel Pantaleo, two officials said, who strangled Eric Garner to death.

Ferguson: Did Prosecutors Misled Grand Jury About The Law?

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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.

8 Horrible Truths About Police Brutality And Racism Laid Bare By...

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AFRICANGLOBE - The hard truths about American racism exposed by Ferguson aren’t going away. That’s the case, even as the president, Barack Obama, responding to Monday’s renewed protests, said, “Nothing of significance, nothing of benefit, results from destructive acts.” Racism is real, Obama said, and he urged Americans to “mobilize,” “organize,” find the “best policies,” and “vote.”

Darren Wilson And Cops Of His Ilk Are Guard Dogs For...

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AFRICANGLOBE - When Darren Wilson dropped his secretive mask in an exclusive interview on ABC, the world saw an unremarkable face. Wilson is a common man with a forgettable face and build; he is elevated by his police uniform, badge and gun into someone who “matters.” This is the greatest power of the police uniform—the ability to transform a small man into someone important.

Justice For Michael Brown Will Be Fought For & Won On...

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AFRICANGLOBE - The failure of the St. Louis County grand jury to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown shows that white supremacy and racism are embedded within the so-called ‘justice system’ in the United States.

Michael Brown, Racism And America’s Open Casket

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Michael Brown verdict is yet another reminder, if any was still needed, that racism was and always will be America's open casket through which Black suffering is on constant display. Once again, the nation and the world are numbed at the no-guilty verdict and the closing of America's moral casket on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Michael Brown, a young Black teen whose body was riddled with America's bullets of racism and indifference to Black suffering.

A Killer Goes Free: Grand Jury Won’t Indict Darren Wilson

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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.

Grand Jury Reaches Decision In Darren Wilson Case

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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.

White Officers Wouldn’t Be Needed If Black People Weren’t Killing Each...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani faced immediate online backlash yesterday morning after he asked why people protest the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown but not Black-on-Black crime.

New York Police Kill Unarmed Man In Brooklyn

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AFRICANGLOBE - New York City police shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old Black man Thursday night in a Brooklyn housing project, in what the city’s political establishment is referring to as an “unfortunate accident.” The news of this latest murder by the New York Police Department (NYPD) comes as the ruling elite prepares a crackdown in advance of a grand jury decision on whether to bring charges against the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed Michael Brown in August.

More Arrests In Ferguson As Residents Await The Conclusion Of The...

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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.

Darren Wilson Supporter Crowd-Funds “Pants Up Don’t Loot” Billboard In Ferguson

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AFRICANGLOBE - A man has successfully raised enough money to erect a billboard reading “#PantsUPDontLoot” in Ferguson, Missouri, as the town braces for the end of the grand jury charade regarding whether to indict thug cop Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s murder.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency In Ferguson

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AFRICANGLOBE - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of possible unrest following the announcement of findings of two separate criminal investigations into the murder of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager killed by a Ferguson, Mo. thug cop Darren Wilson.
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