Grand Jury Announcement Today In Michael Brown Shooting

Ken AshfordCrime, Race, Racial HomicidesLeave a Comment

A decision has been reached by the grand jury deliberating whether to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

I fully expect that no charges will be brought, and all hell will break loose.  Pretty predictable actually.  Laws give the police wide latitude in using deadly force.  Maybe those laws shouldn’t give wide latitude, but that’s a separate discussion from whether or not Darren Wilson broke the law.

And obviously it is time for heavily armed law enforcement to stop assuming that unarmed black people are a danger to them.  Unfortunately, I don’t think what happens next in Ferguson — the riots, etc. — is going to move that ball forward.

UPDATE:  5 pm CT (6 Eastern) announcement

UPDATE (the following day):  Yyyyyyup.

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