It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the grand jury has finally come to a decision on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer responsible for shooting unarmed teen Michael Brown and it’s the worst news ever: He won’t be indicted, which means that he will not face charges for murdering Brown.
Probable cause says that Ferguson police office Darren Wilson was authorized to use deadly force. The prosecutor announced that the grand jury could not find probable cause to indict. Wilson was was totally within his rights to subdue Michael Brown using dead force to do so.
Clayton County prosecutor made the announcement tonight at 9:20 warning that social media ignored the inconsistent nature of the wound that are are thoroughly document by evidence presented to the grand jury.
Darren Wilson got off 12 shots as the grand jury deemed he was in imminent danger and had to subdue Brown with fatal injury,
The St. Louis grand jury has completed delayed deliberations and reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. The shooting sparked days of unrest in Missouri and compelled communities across the nation to take closely scrutinize local police policies and examine race and police relations around the country
The victim’s family attorney, Benjamin Crump stated that the grand jury’s decision would be announced later on Monday evening, but gave no indication of whether or not Wilson, 28, will be face charges or for the shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old. Possible charges range from involuntary manslaughter to first degree manslaughter. The grand jury has been working on the case since Aug. 20 and has been meeting weekly since.
The grand jury’s decision was expected to come last week and then again over the weekend, but because of the volume of evidence jurors must consider and the volatile climate surrounding the case, official have been careful to take extreme precautions in an effort to be prepared for all possible outcomes.
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.
Sources report that the announcement of whether or not Wilson will be indicted is expected to made public at 5:30 p.m. EST.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon came under heavy criticism when on last Monday, Nov. 17 he declared a state of emergency, a full week ahead the announcement of findings of the federal and St. Louis County investigations into the death of Brown.
“Regardless of the outcomes of the federal and state criminal investigations, there is the possibility of expanded unrest,” Nixon said in the order scheduled to expire in 30 days unless extended. “The state of Missouri will be prepared to appropriately respond to any reaction to these announcements.”
Brown’s family is calling for supporters and protesters to remain calm and exercise restraint when the decision is announced. President Obama has also urged the nation to remain calm. “Using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to the rule of law and contrary to who we are,” said Obama.
U.S. Department of justice officials have concluded that there is evidence of bias against African Americans in the Ferguson Police Department, especially in traffic stop incidents.
Amid an uncertain future and an impending grand jury decision, Officer Darren Wilson married his girlfriend, fellow Ferguson cop Barbara Spradling, on Oct. 24 and is expected to resign regardless of the outcome of the grand jury decision. Even though fellow police officers said they would welcome him back with open arms.
The ruling was revealed today at a press conference at the courthouse in Clayton. On August 9, 2014, Wilson came in contact with Brown and although there’s a few speculations about what happened between them, we do know there was a struggle. Witnesses claim that Brown’s hands were up in surrender when Wilson shot him.
The grand jury began deliberating Wilson’s fate on August 20 and it seems like it’s taken them forever to reach this indictment. The jury was asked to decide if there was probable cause to charge Wilson and what the charge should be. He could see charges from second-degree involuntary manslaughter to second-degree murder. Wilson’s lack of indictment means that the grand jury did not find probably cause. The anticipation of the indictment has kept Ferguson and many of us distant supporters on edge.
It’s this support that’s given the authorities justification to suit up far beyond their normal police gear, fire rubber bullets and shoot out tear gas and flares. Protestors gathered in the streets from the moment Brown’s death became public knowledge and haven’t dispersed since.
President Obama has urged everyone to peacefully assemble, knowing full well that Wilson’s lack of indictment is a slap in many Black faces. Many Mike Brown supporters are demanding answers and a conviction for Wilson, and by the looks of things, we may never get either of those.
Brown’s death shocked not only Ferguson, Missouri, but the nation. And because Wilson is White and Brown was Black, his death created a racial divide and reopened the conversation that never really seems to close: Black lives don’t matter to police officers. The immediate reaction to Brown’s death were passionate protests that were misreported at violent.
This decision will erupt in protests. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said law enforcement has agreed to 11 of 19 rules of engagement (rules for conduct when protesters meet police again on the streets) submitted by protest leaders, including avoiding the use of excessive force and communicating with protest organizers to de-escalate tense situations. But we all know rules and regulations go out of the window where there’s fiery passion.
Michael Brown Sr. said:
“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain — I want it to lead to positive change,” a very somber Brown says in a public service announcement. “I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.”
This is the first step in justice being served not only for the grieving Brown family, but many of us who have witnessed his murder and realize that they don’t really care about us.
Must be nice that Darren Wilson gets to go on with his life and enjoy his new wife. Yes, the murdering cop was married in the midst of being investigated for this controversial murder. Let’s not forget that Wilson’s been on paid leave. It’s almost like he completely got away with murder.
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BREAKING NEWS: Darren Wilson Will Not Face Charges For Murdering Michael Brown was originally published on hellobeautiful.com