NO! Everyone gets indicted in grand juries.
46%
NO! But the violence & destruction that followed was wrong.
54%

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lifesize 8 years 9 weeks ago

again i object to this simplistic "poll." it smacks of thought control. what if i agree with the grand jury decision? please stop treating us like russian school kids.

as it happens, i view the event as a tragedy, and doubt the decision was a coverup: there are not enough facts, so positions depend on one's biases, no way to judge a grand jury.

as for the ensuing violence: a shame, an excuse for free "christmas shopping" in ferguson. where protests in other areas block streets, etc., it just taxes local got coffers, with all that police overtime.

samsnead 8 years 9 weeks ago

so much for the claim that the prosecution can get a ham sandwich indicted. maybe a better chance if it would be a "black" forest ham sandwich.

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PaulHosse 8 years 9 weeks ago

Once more, how about an actual choice with these polls, not two versions of the same answer. Secondly, yes, I agree with the outcome. Brown acted in an aggressive manner towards a police officer. Brown was obviously big physically, and had a reputation as a bully (which was demostrated by the video of the robbery minutes before). Obviously Wilson felt threatened and acted the same way most anyone else would have.

Could it have been handled differently? Sure. Brown could simply have complied, but he didn't. Perhaps if Wilson had a non-lethal means to subdue Brown, he may have used it, but it also could have put Wilson in greater danger if Brown was still able to overpower him. There's are dozens of "what-if" sceneros, but none better than Brown simply doing as he was asked by Wilson in the first place.

As for the violence, there is simply no excuse. Protests all you want, not these people have no right to destory property, steal and rob, or injury people which, in the end, is all America will take aways form this.

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jazzyjoy 8 years 9 weeks ago

You have made the only statement I can agree with.

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Daniel Casselberry 8 years 9 weeks ago

The lion's share of blame for the failure to indict Darren Wilson lies squarely on the shoulders of prosecutor Bob McCullough. He entered the process with the personal history of having his own father, a policeman, killed in the line of duty by an African American defendant. Any principled human being would have recused himself in the interests of not even permitting the slightest appearance of bias, but McCullough obviously had an agenda: to prevent Darren Wilson's indictment. Governor Jay Nixon could have appointed a special prosecutor, but he wanted the same result as McCullough. Any prospective grand juror goes through the voir dire process, and is asked questions like "Have you, a friend, or family member ever been the victim of a violent crime?" If you answer yes, you will be automatically eliminated from serving on the grand jury. Why are prosecutors not subject to the same process? Are they somehow impervious to bias? Our system of justice has become a bad joke. I happen to be Caucasian, but I fully understand the rage of African Americans who go berserk after such an obvious miscarriage of justice. All most white Americans want to focus on is the looting that happens in the wake of something like this, but that's because they don't have a clue about the 'white privilege" they enjoy. They rarely suffer the daily indignities African Americans suffer at the hands of too many racist cops, and simply don't have a clue.

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disaffected Johnny 8 years 8 weeks ago

NO

B47 8 years 8 weeks ago

NO!

This Grand Jury had everything it needed to prosecute McCulloch for harboring a murderer, abuse of official power, bigotry, professional misconduct, malicious partisanship, racist subversion of constitutional rights.

It had the opportunity to investigate and prosecute the entire corrupt gerrymandered and racist government evident in the STL region.

Worst of all, they neglected their duty to protect democracy and every American by tolerating police corruption and covering up the official murder of a US citizen.

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