In memory of Gentle Mike Brown – his parents Lesley McSpadden and step-dad Louis Head incited a riot in Ferguson after a grand jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Louis Head screamed: “Burn this btch down.” And dozens of … Continue reading ?
After months of investigation, the Justice Department report on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year largely sides with the much-maligned St. Louis County grand jury that declined to charge police Officer Darren Wilson.
Post by Jenny Erikson. Last November, a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to charge police officer Darren Wilson for the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. On Wednesday, March 4, the Department of Justice agreed that the Ferguson cop should not be prosecuted for the shooting. Show More Summary
The grand jury documents left doubt, but federal investigators say they found "no credible evidence to disprove [Officer Darren] Wilson's perception that Brown posed a threat."
It was difficult last November to ignore the language that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson used to describe Michael Brown. “The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon,” he told a St. Louis grand jury in testimony released last November. Show More Summary
On Monday President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of his President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing—created in the wake of last year’s grand jury decisions in the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner—announced policy recommendations to local law enforcement as a response to the outrage generated by a nationwide epidemic of police violence.
Mary Ann Stewart, the former Chief Operations Officer for the Pittsburgh-area Horizons Hospice LLC, has been indicted by a federal grand jury after she allegedly both orchestrated a health fraud scheme in which people were put into a...Show More Summary
Owners of floating Kodiak strip club indicted by Federal Grand Jury; Wild Alaskan operators accused of dumping raw sewage into Kodiak Harbor, Alaska A
Democratic Congressional candidate Vincent Gentile is already making the Eric Garner case part of the race for office.
A criminal case in a Massachusetts town has sparked controversy over whether a teenager should be held accountable for another person’s death. Earlier this month, a grand jury returned an indictment in the case against Michelle Carter. Show More Summary
If the grand jury decisions to not indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner gave birth to the “black lives matter” movement, then it was conceived in the early evening of Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. That was the night George Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon […]
Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......
The JonBenet Ramsey murder case was part of a Reddit “ask me anything” session this past weekend and former Boulder, Colorado police Chief Mark Beckner revealed that he felt the case had been botched from the outset. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, JonBenet Ramsey’s killer is still at large 18 years after the crime. Show More Summary
For TueNight.com by Heather Barmore (originally written Nov. 25, 2014) Heather (bottom right) with her three brothers (photo courtesy of Heather Barmore) My anger was palpable long before the announcement by the grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri. Show More Summary
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down. The grand jury...Show More Summary
Briefly: Fox Searchlight has confirmed (via @ERCboxoffice) a release date for the upcoming indie sensation Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, which won both the Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and won our hearts too. Show More Summary
In this episode of 'Talking Heads,' Darryl Pinckney discusses his experience in Ferguson following the grand jury announcement not to indict Darren Wilson.
Last week a grand jury indicted Craig Hicks for the murder of three students living in Chapel Hill, NC. Police say the triple murder was the result of a parking dispute but the Department of Justice has launched an investigation to consider the murders as a hate crime. Hicks, it turns out, is a militantly anti-religious liberal/progressive who is...
Following the grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner on Staten Island last year, Police Commissioner William Bratton promised that around 22,000 police officers would take part in a three-day retraining...Show More Summary
ST. LOUIS -- A couple dozen protesters were escorted out of an event at St. Louis University on Friday after disrupting a speech by St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. It’s been nearly three months since grand jury proceedings...Show More Summary