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(CBS 3 Springfield)   Apparently, there's no need for the grand jury to meet as scheduled and weigh the evidence in the Ferguson shooting--the Governor has saved them the trouble, demands "vigorous prosecution" of officer   (cbs3springfield.com) divider line 454
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2014-08-19 11:43:48 PM  
Can these people do anything right?
 
2014-08-19 11:44:37 PM  
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2014-08-19 11:48:44 PM  
Doesn't the word prosecution have multiple meanings?  I think one meaning is a swift conclusion / following up on something.

*shrug*

He may have needed to choose his words better.
 
2014-08-19 11:49:28 PM  
Subby, you trolling?

FTA:  "A grand jury is set to begin in Brown's death on Wednesday."

I admit I haven't finished the article yet, but I'm off to bed.  Sleeeeeeepy from brandy.
 
2014-08-19 11:50:21 PM  
is he alluding to knowing something we don't know or is he just absolutely horrible at this?
 
2014-08-19 11:50:37 PM  
I think Nixon is just trying to throw someone in the volcano to appease the Gods.


Justice is looking at all of the evidence and a jury making a decision whether you agree with the decision or not.
 
2014-08-19 11:50:50 PM  
Hey, subby:

Has it ever occurred to you that a grand jury is a part of the process of prosecuting a case?
 
2014-08-19 11:52:43 PM  

Sid_6.7: Hey, subby:

Has it ever occurred to you that a grand jury is a part of the process of prosecuting a case?


Has it occurred to you that the headline is a troll and you took the bait?
 
2014-08-19 11:53:11 PM  
If Wilson is indicted, McCulloch is bound by duty to prosecute in a vigorous manner.

However, given his track record, I don't expect him to do that.
 
2014-08-19 11:53:39 PM  
I honestly don't know what the facts are about Michael brown anymore. Hell, the black grill cook down at the felafel place near my house was talking about it with the cashier and he said at this point he didn't know either at this point. I know that his killing was in part caused by structural racism but if he really charged a policeman, than I don't know what to think. And honestly I don't know what might've been going through his head if he did charge a policeman while mostly sober. I almost don't believe anyone in their right mind would do that. It was all so clear cut a few days ago, now I don't think anyone knows.
 
2014-08-19 11:53:57 PM  

Sid_6.7: Has it ever occurred to you that a grand jury is a part of the process of prosecuting a case?


I think most people would say a grand jury is more a part of the process of investigating a case. But yeah, you're the best kind of correct
 
2014-08-19 11:54:04 PM  
It's not Fark, it's Ferguson.com.
 
2014-08-19 11:54:07 PM  
i'm done talking about this situation as a political issue, but when did these news sites stop employing editors (read: grammar checkers)?
 
2014-08-19 11:54:24 PM  
Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?

Stay Classy, Gov.  Don't let inconvenient facts get in the way of your political grandstanding.
 
2014-08-19 11:55:49 PM  
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2014-08-19 11:55:52 PM  
His words are "prosecute the case", not "prosecute the officer". need  some reading practice with Miss Grundy?
 
2014-08-19 11:55:52 PM  

mainsail: Can these people do anything right?


no. from the governor to the ferguson mayor the lot of them is incompetent.

did you see the mayor? dear lord when ask why there weren't more black policemen he basically said they liked it as it was.

but hey they're winning the PR war so they have that going for them. wilson's female friend and his buddy are being interviewed as if they were right there watching wilson and brown go at it. when in point of fact both are just going on what wilson told them.

i am really disappointed in the abject failure of the media to report this story in a neutral way. i hear newscasters who should know better repeating unverified "information" as if were gospel.
 
2014-08-19 11:55:57 PM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?

Stay Classy, Gov.  Don't let inconvenient facts get in the way of your political grandstanding.


If those records existed they would be out there already. Nobody with any actual connection to the case is making this claim.
 
2014-08-19 11:56:40 PM  

fusillade762: It's not Fark, it's Ferguson.com.


Hah.

//Man's got a point there
///I'd be happy with a nightly thread for the protests, plus newsflashes when real things actually happen
////But the mods know what's bringing in the pageviews right now
 
2014-08-19 11:57:02 PM  
The evidence before the court is incontrovertible.
 
2014-08-19 11:57:23 PM  
Prosecution or Persecution?
 
2014-08-19 11:57:33 PM  

charlesmartel11235: I honestly don't know what the facts are about Michael brown anymore. Hell, the black grill cook down at the felafel place near my house was talking about it with the cashier and he said at this point he didn't know either at this point. I know that his killing was in part caused by structural racism but if he really charged a policeman, than I don't know what to think. And honestly I don't know what might've been going through his head if he did charge a policeman while mostly sober. I almost don't believe anyone in their right mind would do that. It was all so clear cut a few days ago, now I don't think anyone knows.


It wasn't clear cut a few days ago, either.  People believe what they want to believe.  Facts?  Who cares?
 
2014-08-19 11:58:16 PM  
...and like most of my african american friends on Facebook are about my age. When they see Michael brown they see themselves in the wrong time at the wrong time. Or if they're women they see friends, boyfriends, and family members. The whole person, not an assailant or a body. But like now there are like witnesses coming out of the woodwork on all sides, looking apparently endemic, etc and shiat I'm just confused and possibly out of indignation and rage.
 
2014-08-19 11:58:21 PM  
Vigorous prosecutions often give me a rash.
 
2014-08-19 11:58:23 PM  
Lovely, simply farking lovely. Nice move, Gov.  Democrats everywhere should hang their heads in shame. He's decided he needs Black votes more than Justice.   I am not saying that the Officer is innocent (although I admit that given what I know I think he is) I am saying that we have a legal and judicial system looks at the facts, and doesn't give a damn what  I think and shouldn't give a damn what the Governor thinks. However, he's just pissed on that system.  If the officer is found guilty, there will always be accusations that the Governor biased the outcome with his remarks. If found innocent, there will always be accusations that the governor knew the truth but a cover-up won out later. Just farking lovely.
 
2014-08-19 11:58:58 PM  
Maybe the earth will open up and swallow the entire area whole.

/May the good people of Ferguson be strong climbers.
 
2014-08-20 12:01:11 AM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?


Even if it did, would that give the officer the right to shoot him dead?
 
2014-08-20 12:01:47 AM  

Giltric: I think Nixon is just trying to throw someone in the volcano to appease the Gods.


It's the 21st century's version of an old-fashioned lynching.  It didn't work for Trayvon. It will not work here.  FSM save us if we as a nation ever get to the point that it DOES work.
 
2014-08-20 12:01:58 AM  

Stoj: Maybe the earth will open up and swallow the entire area whole.

/May the good people of Ferguson be strong climbers.


Years ago, St. Louis went to hell in a handbasket, leaving just the handle sticking up.
 
2014-08-20 12:02:54 AM  

Lokkii: Lovely, simply farking lovely. Nice move, Gov.  Democrats everywhere should hang their heads in shame. He's decided he needs Black votes more than Justice.   I am not saying that the Officer is innocent (although I admit that given what I know I think he is) I am saying that we have a legal and judicial system looks at the facts, and doesn't give a damn what  I think and shouldn't give a damn what the Governor thinks. However, he's just pissed on that system.  If the officer is found guilty, there will always be accusations that the Governor biased the outcome with his remarks. If found innocent, there will always be accusations that the governor knew the truth but a cover-up won out later. Just farking lovely.


You done yelling at the clouds now?

The governor retains the right to name a special prosecutor. He hasn't done that. Even though he should

The governor (who will tell you differently), has not shown his face many times in Ferguson.

The governor bobbed and weaved around the DOJ and WH by sending in the state guard without (as is his right) informing them.
 
2014-08-20 12:02:57 AM  

Lokkii: I am not saying that the Officer is innocent


Yes you are.

Don't hide it. Be proud of what you're saying here on FARK.
 
2014-08-20 12:03:04 AM  

Skyrmion: Secret Master of All Flatulence: Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?

Even if it did, would that give the officer the right to shoot him dead?


If Brown was actually charging back towards him, well, yeah, the officer did have the right to shoot him dead.c
 
2014-08-20 12:04:58 AM  
Browns death is no longer the major issue here,  how about the war crimes perpetrated by the police.
 
2014-08-20 12:04:59 AM  

Lokkii: Lovely, simply farking lovely. Nice move, Gov.  Democrats everywhere should hang their heads in shame. He's decided he needs Black votes more than Justice.   I am not saying that the Officer is innocent (although I admit that given what I know I think he is) I am saying that we have a legal and judicial system looks at the facts, and doesn't give a damn what  I think and shouldn't give a damn what the Governor thinks. However, he's just pissed on that system.  If the officer is found guilty, there will always be accusations that the Governor biased the outcome with his remarks. If found innocent, there will always be accusations that the governor knew the truth but a cover-up won out later. Just farking lovely.


I don't think this is a Democrats vs Republicans, or even liberal vs conservative issue.  There are people from both camps with a wide variety of opinions about what happened and what should be done.

I will say that it seems that the media coverage of this is what's driving a grand jury to be empaneled.  Normally events like this seem to be handled internally by the department unless there's clear and incontrovertible proof that the officer acted maliciously.

Still, I'm not necessarily against the idea of a grand jury.  Letting the PD make the proclamation that it was a good shoot and that nothing would be done would probably just inflame the protests.  At least with a grand jury there will be an impartial decision made about whether or not this merits criminal charges.  I just hope they don't throw Wilson to the wolves just to appease the protesters.
 
2014-08-20 12:05:00 AM  

Curious: did you see the mayor? dear lord when ask why there weren't more black policemen he basically said they liked it as it was.


One of the consistent problems is finding enough African American candidates for the police. When you argue for immediate racial parity you're implicitly saying that you're OK with hiring a whole batch of fresh officers that were crammed through the academy for the sole purpose of achieving racial parity.

I'd love it if my job had racial and gender representation, but the truth is that the people just aren't there (and we have about a 10 year training pipeline, so you can't just run people through when you want). The numbers are slowly getting better because of aggressive grants and scholarships, but it's still taken 40 years to get to where we are today, and where we are today is about 17% female and 2% black. (In our defense, about 69% of the field is ethnically Asian, so we're not just a white-man club.)
 
2014-08-20 12:05:31 AM  
Trade Federation demands that a committee be appointed.
 
2014-08-20 12:05:54 AM  

Lokkii: Skyrmion: Secret Master of All Flatulence: Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?

Even if it did, would that give the officer the right to shoot him dead?

If Brown was actually charging back towards him, well, yeah, the officer did have the right to shoot him dead.c


I agree, but that wasn't the question asked.
 
2014-08-20 12:06:08 AM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?

Stay Classy, Gov.  Don't let inconvenient facts get in the way of your political grandstanding.


What if that strongarm robbery was not a strong arm robbery if you view the whole tape instead of just what the Fergerson police released?
 
2014-08-20 12:06:38 AM  

hardinparamedic: Lokkii: I am not saying that the Officer is innocent

Yes you are.

Don't hide it. Be proud of what you're saying here on FARK.


 Pay attention: I am clearly saying that -I- believe him to be innocent based on what I know. I then said that what I think doesn't matter a damn as it is for the judicial system to decide what the truth actually is.

Got it?
 
2014-08-20 12:07:14 AM  
At this point I just hope the Grand Jury convenes tomorrow - if nothing else the kids there need to START school.
 
2014-08-20 12:07:59 AM  

Warlordtrooper: Browns death is no longer the major issue here,  how about the war crimes perpetrated by the police.


A few overzealous officers arresting a HuffPo reporter and taking down an Al Jazeera camera crew do not war crimes make.  The police have made a few mistakes in their management of this, but by and large they've done a very good job, especially given that this whole situation was thrust upon them with little warning and they've had to manage a complicated mess with tons of variables essentially on the fly for over a week.
 
2014-08-20 12:09:52 AM  
What a moron. He just put his dick on the scale of justice....maybe he meant vigorish as in Sharpton's cut of the family damages......seriously the guy just stained the jury pool.  Time to move the trial to GITMO with a panel of independent terrorists will decide the outcome?
 
2014-08-20 12:10:01 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Warlordtrooper: Browns death is no longer the major issue here,  how about the war crimes perpetrated by the police.

A few overzealous officers arresting a HuffPo reporter and taking down an Al Jazeera camera crew do not war crimes make.   The police have made a few mistakes in their management of this, but by and large they've done a very good job, especially given that this whole situation was thrust upon them with little warning and they've had to manage a complicated mess with tons of variables essentially on the fly for over a week.


A few? The images coming from there paint a picture that shows those idiots acting like they are in a war zone.
 
2014-08-20 12:10:37 AM  
Wow, this Gov just imploded

The derp is thick from this liberal dope

Recall petitions circulating yet?
 
2014-08-20 12:11:11 AM  

Skyrmion: Lokkii: Skyrmion: Secret Master of All Flatulence: Forget the strongarm robbery bit.  If medical records show that Brown not only hit the Officer but actually broke the Officer's face in the seconds before Brown was shot, doesn't that, in and of itself, constitute a felony committed by Brown in the Officer's presence?

Even if it did, would that give the officer the right to shoot him dead?

If Brown was actually charging back towards him, well, yeah, the officer did have the right to shoot him dead.c

I agree, but that wasn't the question asked.


The question asked had nothing to do with the shooting; it asked if the action of hitting the officer constituted a felony committed by  Brown in the Officer's presence. You are the one who brought up the shooting.
 
2014-08-20 12:11:15 AM  
I read that Johnson recanted his testimony and said Mike Brown went after the cops gun--possibly no grand jury now and just an appointed special investigator.

Normally I would be skeptical but it's the same news outlet that broke the autopsy before anyone else so...definitely possible.

If so, Ferguson will probably burn.
 
2014-08-20 12:12:04 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Still, I'm not necessarily against the idea of a grand jury. Letting the PD make the proclamation that it was a good shoot and that nothing would be done would probably just inflame the protests.


I think it's a general truth that police departments should no longer be allowed to clear their officers of wrongdoing when they kill someone. Each and every case should require outside investigators.
 
2014-08-20 12:12:29 AM  

parasol: At this point I just hope the Grand Jury convenes tomorrow - if nothing else the kids there need to START school.


Yep. Thankfully though the community has stepped up in some ways. My church (along with several others) is partnering with Wellspring UMC in Ferguson to provide a place for those kids to be supervised and fed during the days, but they're not going to have much of a Christmas break this year.
 
2014-08-20 12:12:50 AM  
Nixon's problem is he's got his eye on Blunts Senate seat. This why he seems to be trying to please everybody but is failing at it.
 
2014-08-20 12:12:56 AM  

Lokkii: Lovely, simply farking lovely. Nice move, Gov.  Democrats everywhere should hang their heads in shame. He's decided he needs Black votes more than Justice.   I am not saying that the Officer is innocent (although I admit that given what I know I think he is) I am saying that we have a legal and judicial system looks at the facts, and doesn't give a damn what  I think and shouldn't give a damn what the Governor thinks. However, he's just pissed on that system.  If the officer is found guilty, there will always be accusations that the Governor biased the outcome with his remarks. If found innocent, there will always be accusations that the governor knew the truth but a cover-up won out later. Just farking lovely.


Did you even read the article?
 
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