ferguson grand jury
FERGUSON COVER-UP will blow the roof off the current narrative which America and the world has been fed around this story. People need to get the truth about this internationally relevant story, and this film will be the counter-narrative that everyone needs to hear.
St. Louis County Police said they were overwhelmed by spontaneous protests, arsons and reported shootings that night and
I took the challenge today in downtown Atlanta and posted it on Facebook - take a look HERE. Consider yourself challenged
While media coverage has focused on the growing discontent over race/police relations in this country, the decisions also shed an important light on the prejudice inherent in this country's grand jury proceedings. I'm speaking from a procedural perspective.
None of this is to say that we need to toss all the evidence out and start at square one. Nor am I saying that the evidence supporting Wilson's account is totally false. My point is that everyone must realize that forensic science is not absolute like on television.
The St. Louis County prosecutor in the grand jury that acquitted Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said that some of
Already, the evidence is pouring in that police body cameras are helpful for police and civilians. When police officers are accountable to a video camera monitoring them, it appears to make a big change in their behavior.
Passage of this bill would replace the secretive grand jury process with a special prosecutor/open court, probable cause inquiry that would help restore trust in our justice system, while ensuring a fair process for all parties.
Instead of arguing about whether Mike Brown had stolen cigarillos, or whether Eric Garner should have allowed himself to be arrested, we should adopt the language of "Black lives matter -- all of them." We all have a stake in creating a better system. But for that to happen, we have to be in this together.
By a 15-point margin, Americans say it should be illegal for police officers to use chokeholds. While the New York Police
Who is serving on these grand juries? Can it be just a bizarre coincidence that every grand jury decides that no police officer ever did anything wrong? Or is something more insidious going on here?
It is interesting that in assessing the situation in Ferguson, individuals tend to retreat to their separate opinion corners. It appears you have to be either pro Mike Brown or pro Darren Wilson. More commonly opinions are expressed in terms of which team (or individual) is a demon and which is blameless. Why is this?
As we move toward Bethlehem this Advent season, in the wake of the grand jury rulings in Ferguson and Staten Island, I'm reminded of the rarely preached upon section of the story of the Wise Men.
There are things most white people can't imagine, she told me. When black people walk into a store, she said, they are often eyed suspiciously by store clerks. White people cross the street to distance themselves from black people. The distrust, if not fear and hatred, is palpable.
Maybe not your life. But somebody's.
The Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, co-chair of the National African-American Clergy Network, sees a growing interest among
While the impetus behind the highly charged reactions to these grand jury decisions and racial arguments warrant real debate and focus, an equally glaring issue in the Brown and Garner cases is the way in which the district attorneys presented the cases to their respective grand juries.
Read the Harvard Black Student Association's response in its entirety below. On the night of Monday, November 24th, a grand
An Otherthan's Response to the System's Failure to Hold the Man Who Killed Michael Brown Accountable
In my privileged, albeit otherthan, place, I have been profoundly affected by the killing of Michael Brown, the grand jury's decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime for the death, and the reaction afterwards. I am trying to understand. Trying to process. Trying to synthesize my feelings. I want to be part of the solution.