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Wilson not indicted

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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Whatever.
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Miller0305
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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I'm watching cnn. There hadn't been an announcement yet.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM
How do you know?
2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. -- A white police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation, an attorney close to the case said Monday night.

A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family. The decision had been long awaited and followed rioting that resembled war-zone news footage in this predominantly black suburb of St. Louis.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM
They haven't announced anything.
Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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No one there.


I'm not going to read it ... you read it


No way, I'm not going to read it


Let's get Anne, she 65 years old, been here forever...
2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM
A demonstrator wipes her eyes as she joins other to say a prayer in front of the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014.

A demonstrator wipes her eyes as she joins other to say a prayer in front of the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. less

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, called for calm after calling up National Guard troops to stand by in case of unrest. Speaking before the decision was announced, he urged that "regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint.''

Crowds gathered around the Ferguson police headquarters in anticipation of the announcement at the courthouse in Clayton, Mo., another St. Louis suburb.

The 12-person grand jury had been considering whether probable cause existed to bring charges against Wilson, 28, the white officer who fatally shot Brown, an 18-year-old black man, after their Aug. 9 confrontation. The shooting inflamed tensions in a largely minority community that is patrolled by an overwhelmingly white police force.

Brown's lifeless and bleeding body lay for more than four hours in a Ferguson residential street after the shooting, prompting dismay and anger as a crowd gathered. Protests turned into rioting and looting the following night, and police responded with armored vehicles and tear gas, triggering a nationwide debate over police tactics.

The 12-person grand jury, including nine whites and three African Americans, had been meeting in secret for months, hearing evidence and weighing whether Wilson's should face charges that could have ranged from involuntary manslaughter to murder.

Brown's family joined thousands of protesters to demand Wilson's arrest. As anger at official inaction grew following Brown's death, protesters clashed with police, who began patrolling the streets with military-grade weapons and armored vehicles.

Wilson has been on paid leave and largely invisible since the shooting.

While the grand jury met in secret to hear evidence in the case, two starkly different versions of the events leading to the shooting emerged in media accounts.

Police have said a scuffle broke out after Wilson asked Brown and a friend to move out of the street. Wilson told investigators he shot Brown only after the teenager reached for the officer's gun. Some witnesses

said Brown had run away from Wilson, then turned and raised his hands in the air in a gesture of surrender before he was shot in the head and chest.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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I am watching it live.
VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Heh?

Quoting Donna6503: No one there. I'm not going to read it ... you read it No way, I'm not going to read it Let's get Anne, she 65 years old, been here forever...


2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM
The unusual timing of the grand jury's announcement, after darkness had fallen, was a decision of prosecutors, Nixon said.

He said several local churches would provide shelter, safe haven and medical care in the event of unrest.

As officials called for peace, security preparations were beefed up around the courthouse and at other locations including the Ferguson police headquarters. Barricades were erected and Missouri state troopers were present with rifles, 3-foot batons, riot shields and other equipment. Crowds of protesters waving signs and chanting spilled into streets near the police offices.

"This is not the time to turn on each other; it is a time to turn to each other,'' said St. Louis County Executive Charley Dooley. "We are one community,'' he said.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay acknowledged the case "has deeply divided us'' but said "turning violent or damaging property will not be tolerated.''

"The world will be watching us,'' Slay said.

Anthony Gray, a lawyer for the Brown family, said they were informed the announcement by the county prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, was imminent.

Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car, then reached for Wilson's weapon. Brown's family and some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.

The death of Brown, 18, touched off weeks of protests, and the decision by the grand jury on whether to bring charges prompted extraordinary precautions by law enforcement and the community. The Ferguson school district canceled Tuesday classes.
2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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