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#Ferguson Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer – The Washington Post

PRAYER IN TIMES OF DISTRESS

"— A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and the county prosecutor’s office are expected to hold news conferences later Monday, and prosecutors have notified the family of Michael Brown — the teen who Wilson killed — that the grand jury’s decision will be announced Monday night, family attorney Benjamin Crump said.

Crump and other sources gave no indication of whether Wilson, 28, will face state charges in the August shooting death of Brown, 18, which triggered a frank conversation about race and police interaction with African Americans.


A police officer secures an area around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS — A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and the county prosecutor’s office are expected to hold news conferences later Monday, and prosecutors have notified the family of Michael Brown — the teen who Wilson killed — that the grand jury’s decision will be announced Monday night, family attorney Benjamin Crump said.

Crump and other sources gave no indication of whether Wilson, 28, will face state charges in the August shooting death of Brown, 18, which triggered a frank conversation about race and police interaction with African Americans.

[Timeline of events after the death of Michael Brown.]

The grand jury’s decision is the latest turn in a case marked in the national consciousness by the stunning images of clashes between protesters and police wearing riot gear and deploying tear gas in the days after Brown’s death. Details of the grand jury’s deliberations have leaked out in recent weeks, angering the Brown family and protesters who saw it as a signal that no charges would be filed.

As Ferguson, Mo., prepares for a grand jury to announce whether Officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, here is a look back at the events leading up to that decision. (Gillian Brockell and Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)

Although a parallel federal civil rights investigation of the shooting is continuing, federal investigators have all but concluded that they do not have a case against Wilson, law enforcement officials have said. Federal investigators are also conducting a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department."

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Are liberal news outlets begging for a race riot in Ferguson? | Fox News

Are liberal news outlets begging for a race riot in Ferguson? | Fox News.

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By Juan Williams

Why is so much of liberal cable news begging for a race riot in Ferguson, Missouri?

Riots create chaos and disorder in black communities like Ferguson. They threaten the public safety of black families, drive down real estate prices in black neighborhoods and hurt the trade of black-owned businesses in the area.

We saw this with the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992. During the LA Riots, 50 people were killed, hundreds more injured and millions of dollars of property destroyed in the black community. Let me repeat, black people did not profit from riots.

If something good is to come out of the Ferguson shooting it will come from the ballot box not from a violent clash with police officers.Cities from Washington, D.C. to Detroit and L.A. can tell you that rioting in the 1960s is still hurting them today. Rioting only devastates communities. It even pushed out the black middle class.

Now, it is true that television networks profit from coverage of riots. So do extremist voices, often from out of town; suddenly people making threats and shouting vile things are in demand for interviews because they are elevated to the status of experts on the black experience. They certainly profit from racial chaos and violence and now they are looking to score again.

Stop it.

Those people looking to get on television and the producers looking for ratings will not be around to repair the damage once the riots tear through town.

The people of Ferguson, black and white, have real questions about why an apparently belligerent but unarmed teenager had to be shot six times, killed and his body disgracefully left in the street for hours.

There is legitimate anger at the Ferguson police department’s refusal to release any information for days added to the sense that they had something to cover up. It did not help when they decided to release a tape of the murdered teen stealing from a store even though that apparently had nothing to do with his subsequent death at the hands of a policeman.

Throughout this sad affair the mainstream media’s coverage has been self-involved – pitting reporters against police and celebrating people who came from far outside Ferguson to get their moment of TV attention.

It is the job of the media to report the news and separate the hysteria from the facts.
Now newspapers and broadcast outlets are effectively egging on the agitators and tacitly nudging the protesters towards riots by creating an expectation of riots.

As Bill O’Reilly would say, let’s stop the spin and speak plainly.

The protesters and their witting accomplices in the mainstream media are not interested in justice, they are interested in punishment.

The protesters and the media have already judged Officer Darren Wilson to be guilty.

They have already acted as judge, jury and one gets the sense they would like to be executioner as well.

Remember that the officers who beat Rodney King as well as the man who killed Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman? They went on trial but were ultimately exonerated leading to even more pain and anger in the black community.

In my biography of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary," I argued that Marshall’s approach to the civil rights movement differed from that of black militants such as the Black Panther Party.

The Panthers were a tiny group compared to NAACP, Dr. King’s SCLC, the Urban League and most black organizations. But they got out-sized coverage from media romantics because they called themselves revolutionaries, advocated violence and paraded around with guns.

Meanwhile, it was Marshall, with support from Dr. King’s Christian appeals and the NAACP’s steady groundwork, who ended legal segregation with civil rights laws, voting rights laws and other legal victories that put the police and the government on the side of enforcing racial equality.

If there is no indictment of Officer Wilson, I sincerely hope people will elect to follow that Marshall model rather than the calls to self-destruction through rioting.

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