Society & Culture
Ferguson: Grand Jury’s Decision Not the Final Word on Killer Cop - 11.25.14
Ferguson, Missouri, remains a tinderbox of rage and raw emotion after a grand jury announced last night that it found no reason to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
The grand jury’s decision touched off violent reaction in several areas of the city while President Obama and Brown’s parents called for calm.
Leid Stories’ listeners were prepared for the outcome, having been warned as early as Aug. 19, just as the grand jury began its probe, that the case was already on the wrong track and heavily weighted against an indictment.
Our guest, “Attorney at War” Alton H. Maddox Jr., provides penetrating analysis of the prosecutorial crime scene and discusses why the grand jury’s decision should not be the final word at the state level on Wilson’s culpability.
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