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  • Grand Juries and Free Government

    08/29/2016 1:49:03 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 29th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Like you, I listened slack-jawed as James Comey argued that somehow there is an unbridgeable legal divide between Hillary’s extreme recklessness and indictable gross negligence. Bravo Sierra meters pegged nationwide. Once again, a Clinton dodged earned and deserved punishment. Not only will no federal prosecutor indict Hillary, no grand jury will get to see and judge the evidence either. While good for Hillary, what of the effect on the nation? The first clause to the Fifth Amendment of our Constitution provides that “No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment...
  • Democrat AG, Kathleen Kane, Found Guilty on Nine Criminal Charges – Criminal Conspiracy, Perjury…

    08/16/2016 11:37:25 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 19 replies ^ | August 16, 2016 | sundance
    A Pennsylvania Jury found Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on nine criminal counts last night including conspiracy and perjury. Elected to office in 2014, found guilty of criminal conspiracy in 2016.
  • Adviser: Kane and I plotted grand jury leak - and cover-up [Democrat Atty General in PA]

    08/11/2016 3:32:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 11, 2016 | Laura McCrystal and Craig McCoy
    A political consultant close to Kathleen Kane testified Thursday that the attorney general was deeply involved in orchestrating an illegal grand jury leak and that the two of them plotted a cover-up, conspiring to pin the leak on an estranged former top aide. "We had conspired to create this story that wasn't true," Joshua Morrow said Thursday as he took the witness stand in Kane's perjury trial.... ....Kane, 50, is charged with perjury, conspiracy, obstruction, and other crimes. Prosecutors say she illegally leaked secret grand jury information because she wanted to get revenge against a foe....
  • Why Comey Would Not Present the Case against Hillary to a Grand Jury

    07/06/2016 6:20:46 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 48 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | Jul 6, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Why did Comey not present this matter to the grand jury? Isn’t it the role of the grand jury to decide to indict or not? ANSWER:The rules for a grand jury have been altered to the point that they have been reduced to a rubber stamp. Nevertheless, FBI Director James Comey had to punt and take one for the government in light of the Inspector General’s report on Hillary. The Inspector General was independent under Roman law and was supposed to indict government officials, but under US law, that position has been stripped of such power. Today,...
  • Federal prosecutors convene grand jury to investigate wife of Orlando massacre gunman, source says

    06/14/2016 6:05:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2016
    What charges could wife face if she knew of Orlando plot? Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, seeking to charge her as an accessory to 49 counts of murder and 53 counts of attempted murder as well as with failure to notify law enforcement about the pending terrorist attack and lying to federal agents, a federal law enforcement source confirmed Tuesday to FBI agents have interviewed Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, in the days since Sunday's massacre that killed 49 and wounded 53 more. A federal law enforcement source...
  • D.A. Admits Breaking the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

    05/26/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorney’s office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an “end around” the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorney’s office that no...
  • Report: Johnny Manziel indicted by grand jury on assault charge

    04/24/2016 7:48:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/16 | Frank Schwab,Shutdown Corner
    (AP)A grand jury has reportedly decided to indict Johnny Manziel on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming back to an incident between the former Cleveland Browns quarterback and his ex-girlfriend. KRLD-AM, a CBS radio affiliate in Dallas, reported the news, citing sources in the Dallas County District Attorney's office. The grand jury reviewed the case last week. Manziel has had a controversial and rough offseason. He was cut by the Browns, dropped by two agents, has gotten virtually no interest from any NFL teams, and now has been indicted. On Jan. 30, Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley had an altercation....
  • The Odds of a Hillary email grand jury underway just went much higher

    03/10/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/10/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I have speculated that, given the immunity offered to Bryan Pagliano, it is possible that a grand jury has been convened.  But I a not a lawyer, much less a former US Attorney.  Joseph E. diGenova, on the other hand, is one of a small group of attorneys generally considered a super lawyer, and not only a veteran US Attorney, but the former US Attorney for Washington, DC, at the very top of federal prosecutors. So when Joe diGenova offers an opinion on the likelihood of a grand jury being empanelled, we (a group that includes Hillary Clinton! –...
  • How Planned Parenthood became 'victims of a crime' in hidden camera case

    01/28/2016 6:18:44 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2016 | Kelsey Warner
    ...Mr. Schaffer said shortly after Planned Parenthood hired him last summer, he initiated a "dialog" with prosecutors in Harris County, which encompasses most of Houston, about the details of the case, and maintained communication throughout the investigation, which lasted two months. Schaffer said his clients volunteered documentation and invited prosecutors to question employees and tour its Houston clinic. Also critical to the investigation was the grand jury's focus, which changed course and started looking at the anti-abortion activists, Schaffer said on a conference call with reporters, adding he received that information from a prosecutor...
  • In Houston, a Dubious Indictment

    01/27/2016 2:21:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-26-16 | The Editors
    When David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, launched his now-famous investigation of potential organ trafficking at Planned Parenthood, he had to know that his work would place him within the Left’s crosshairs. Planned Parenthood, after all, isn't merely the nation's largest abortion provider, it's the centerpiece of the Left's efforts to normalize the killing of unborn children as merely one aspect of "reproductive health care." It receives hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding, President Obama has asked God's blessings on the organization, and his administration defends it so fiercely that he once pledged to shut...
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:23:44 PM PST · by Washi · 185 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas –  A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
  • Grand jury will not file charges against police in shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice

    12/28/2015 11:37:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2015
    Tamir Rice Published December 28, 2015 NOW PLAYING Outside reviews find police shooting of Tamir Rice justified Never autoplay videos A white police officer who fatally shot a black 12-year-old carrying a pellet gun in November 2014 will not be indicted, an Ohio prosecutor announced Monday. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said a grand jury declined to charge a Cleveland police officer or his partner in the death of Tamir Rice. The grand jury had been meeting since mid-October. Surveillance video of the shooting showed patrolman Timothy Loehmann, a rookie at the time, shooting Rice as the cruiser...
  • Grand jury in Waco biker shooting to meet extra 90 days

    12/16/2015 1:45:53 PM PST · by House Atreides · 1 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    A Waco grand jury investigating the deadly shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant that left nine people dead will meet for an extra 90 days. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the grand jury's term was extended Wednesday by State District Judge Matt Johnson.
  • Baltimore officers indicted for the death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 95 replies
    WFSB.COM ^ | May 21, 2015 | Zach Winslett
    (RNN) - All six officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. "As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added," Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said during a press conference in Baltimore.
  • Breaking: Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against PA Attorney General

    01/08/2015 3:11:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 8, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    A grand jury has recommended criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The grand jury found that she leaked secret grand jury information to a newspaper in an effort to smear political enemies. PJ Media has been covering Kane’s refusal to prosecute Pennsylvania Democrats who took bribes in order to oppose photo voter identification legislation in Pennsylvania. Philly News : For about six months, Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Carluccio has been directing the grand jury as it has heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including Kane and many of her top aides, to determine how details of a long-ago investigation...
  • Ferguson grand juror sues over gag order

    01/05/2015 9:48:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    KMOV ^ | 01/05/2015 | AP
    A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown asked a federal court Monday to remove a lifetime gag order preventing jurors from discussing the case. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of an unnamed juror who wants to speak about the investigation but would be in violation of Missouri law by doing so. The lawsuit also questions St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s characterization that “all grand jurors believed that there was no support for any charges.” The suit was filed against McCulloch, who...
  • 5 free things to see and do in NYC at Christmastime, from trees to windows

    12/04/2014 7:02:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-2014
    5 free things to see and do in NYC at Christmastime, from trees to windows NEW YORK – The Christmas season is one of New York City's busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long. But some of the best and most beautiful things to see and do around the city during the holidays are free. Here are five of them. STORE WINDOWS
  • No indictment for Eric Garner unites the right and the left… for now

    12/03/2014 5:46:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    In a way, this is all eerily familiar. The failure of a New York City grand jury to indict a police officer who killed a large African-American man for resisting arrest seems prima facie to be quite similar to the facts of the case which set the town of Ferguson ablaze. But the similarities end there. The Eric Garner’s killing was captured on camera. He was confronted by a number of NYPD for being suspected of selling loose cigarettes, and for robbing the city of the exorbitant taxes placed on the sale of that product. Thought to be resisting...
  • A Grand Jury Just Declined To Indict In Another Alleged Police-Brutality Case (NY)

    12/03/2014 2:05:50 PM PST · by blam · 110 replies
    BI ^ | Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker December 3, 2014 A grand jury announced its decision Wednesday to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer who held an African-American man in an apparent chokehold during an arrest last July. The man, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, subsequently died. Garner was being arrested for allegedly selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Cell phone footage captured by a bystander shows Pantaleo with an arm around Garner's neck while six other officers helped subdue him. Chokeholds were banned by the NYPD in 1993. According to the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Grand Jury said NO CHARGES against Staten Island police officer per Rush.......

    12/03/2014 11:45:08 AM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    12/03/14 | Self
    Just heard on The Rush Limbaugh show that the Grand Jury said NO CHARGES against Staten Island police officer .......
  • Was Murdered Ferguson Man a Grand Jury Witness?

    12/01/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | November 28, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    The murder bore some earmarks of a hit. The young man was found behind the wheel of his white Pontiac Grand Prix, shot to death through the driver’s side window. There also was possibly something unique about him: That he might have witnessed the Michael Brown shooting. The young man was 20-year-old DeAndre Joshua, widely reported as the first casualty of the Ferguson riots. He was found dead Monday night mere yards from where robbery suspect Brown was shot in self-defense by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. And Joshua’s alleged status as a possible witness to that fateful summer...
  • The Strange Case of Ferguson Witness 40

    11/28/2014 5:44:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 November 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Easily the strangest of all the documents that have emerged from the Darren Wilson grand jury is the one attributed to Witness 40. These are the pages pulled from her -- I assume her based on writing style -- diary entries from the day Michael Brown was shot, August 9, 2014. She does not appear to have been interviewed. On the face of things, Witness 40 fully corroborates the testimony of Officer Wilson. I leave the grammar uncorrected. “The cop was wobbling,” she wrote from her anxious perch in a silver Pontiac stopped behind Wilson’s car, “the big kid turned...
  • It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did

    11/26/2014 7:45:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Five Thirty Eight Politics ^ | 11/25/2014 | BEN CASSELMAN
    A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The decision wasn’t a surprise — leaks from the grand jury had led most observers to conclude an indictment was unlikely — but it was unusual. Grand juries nearly always decide to indict. Or at least, they nearly always do so in cases that don’t involve police officers. Former New York state Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously remarked that a prosecutor could persuade a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich.” The data suggests...
  • Does the Fifth Amendment Grand-Jury Protection Still Matter?

    11/26/2014 1:38:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | November 26, 2014 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    A number of commentators have argued tonight, with no challenge by their media interviewers, that even if the evidence was insufficient to indict Officer Darren Wilson, justice would have been better served if the grand jury had indicted anyway. That way, the reasoning goes, we could have had a public trial in the light of day where everyone could have seen that the case was insufficient. That, we are to believe, would have made it easier for the community to accept the result. The interests of the community, however, are not the only ones in the equation, much less the...
  • Case: State of Missouri v. Darren Wilson (PDF to Grand Jury Testimony)

    11/25/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by beaversmom · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2014
    PDF to Grand Jury
  • Sorry, But The Ferguson Grand Jury Got It Right: And "justice" doesn't exist to mollify your anger

    11/25/2014 10:33:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/25/2014 | David Harsanyi
    For many in the media, the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was going to confirm the existence of deep American injustice one way or another. If it found there was insufficient evidence for an indictment against Darren Wilson, it would mean that the American justice system was corrupt, unjust, and rife with racism. If the grand jury decided to move forward with an indictment, it could only mean that American law enforcement was corrupt, unjust, and rife with racism.Even if many of your grievances are legitimate, “justice” doesn’t exist to soothe your anger. In the end, there wasn’t probable cause...
  • Ferguson in Flames

    11/25/2014 9:17:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Mathew Vadum
    Grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., refused to indict local police officer Darren Wilson yesterday, heroically resisting pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer who fought off a violent attacker.
  • Hitler Learns Officer Darren Wilson Acquitted By Ferguson Grand Jury

    11/25/2014 7:13:35 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/25/14 | Adam Taxin
    Before the "Hitler Finds Out..." series has completely jumped the shark, a timely one.
  • Obama Calls On Ferguson Protesters To Remain Peaceful

    11/24/2014 8:24:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TPM ^ | 11/24/2014 | By CAITLIN MACNEAL
    President Obama on Monday called on protesters to react peacefully to the St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown -- even as TV networks showed a split screen of the president's speech with police firing tear gas at protestors. Surreal split screen: Obama calls for restraint as tear gas is deployed by police in Ferguson. — Vexy Vox (@Vexyvox) November 25, 2014 Obama said that it's "an understandable reaction" for some to be angry with the decision, but he urged people to respect the wishes...
  • KTVI Live News [Coverage of Ferguson Grand Jury]

    11/24/2014 2:39:10 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 107 replies
    KTVI TV Saint Louis ^ | Live November 24, 2014 | KTVI TV Saint Louis
    Livestream of KTVI TV, Saint Louis.
  • Ferguson grand jury has reached decision [Announcement Tonight]

    11/24/2014 12:58:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Associated Press Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11/24/2014 | David A. Lieb and Aandale Gross
    A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a lawyer for Brown’s family said today. The panel has been considering charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot the black 18-year-old after a confrontation in August. The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office has told the family the decision will be announced after 5 p.m., attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was traveling to St. Louis from the Capitol this afternoon, spokesman Scott Holste told the AP,...
  • Everything you need to know about the Ferguson Grand Jury

    11/24/2014 6:19:29 AM PST · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    ABC News.go ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Ferguson Grand Jury: Here is a breakdown of some of the most pressing questions: How many votes are needed to get an indictment? At least 9 out of 12 St. Louis County residents who make up the grand jury, must vote to indict. The jury consists of 6 white men, 3 white women, 2 black women and 1 black man. Their ages have not been released. St. Louis County's racial make-up is 70 percent white, but, Ferguson is about two-thirds black Was impaneled in May for a four-month term but starting on Aug. 20, they began working exclusively on...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Hopes Ferguson Grand Jury Finds Evidence of a Crime

    11/22/2014 12:21:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) this week, told WUNC on Wednesday that the CBC is “laser-focused on what’s happening in Ferguson.” He added, ”We are very, very concerned about it.” Butterfield, a former Superior Court judge and civil rights attorney, said in an interview with WUNC, the North Carolina Public Radio affiliate, that he expects a report from the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case next week. “I was a judge, as you probably know, for fifteen years in North Carolina and I presided over many grand...
  • Ferguson grand jury fails to reach decision on Darren Wilson indictment

    11/22/2014 10:22:11 AM PST · by bryan999 · 121 replies
    Washington Times ^ | By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, November 22, 2014
    <p>Sources told CNN on Saturday that it was unclear when the jury would reconvene.</p>
  • Michael Brown is in unmarked grave while his parents have been living la dolce vita

    11/20/2014 9:44:08 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 173 replies
    Adam Taxin ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    "F--- The Police" postercorpse Michael Brown's grave remains unmarked, while his parents prioritized going on stage at BET Hip-Hop Awards, addressing the U.N. (LOL) in Switzerland “Credit to CNN for not using the word ‘murder’ …” “So let me guess, that ‘stop killing us’ t-shirt is directed at blacks, the primary killers of blacks by a vast margin, right?"
  • Ferguson Mob: Violent Muslim Instigator Arrested

    11/20/2014 3:14:09 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    "... Bassem Masri had told officers, while pointing at each one, 'I`m praying for your death and you death and your death and your death.' ..." "... Police are perhaps, Eric Holder be damned, going to go Frank Rizzo on the Stalinist scum exploiting the situation. ..."
  • Pro-Iran Communist, Plans “Peaceful” Shutdown Of Clayton, Missouri, In Wake Of Grand Jury Decision

    11/19/2014 7:28:20 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    The Governor of the state, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency and plans to mobilize the National Guard in anticipation of an imminent grand jury announcement on the Michael Brown case. Tensions are high in the area, as residents, businesses and police brace themselves for another round of rioting in the mainly black suburb of St. Louis. Their fears are well founded, as seasoned protest organizers are currently training activists to close in on and “shut down” the business district of nearby Clayton on the first business day after the grand jury goes public. Michael McPhearson The key...
  • Ferguson protesters decry report officer Wilson may return to work

    11/15/2014 6:54:26 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2014 | Scott Malone
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Activists protesting the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri expressed anger on Saturday after the city's police chief said the officer could return to work if a grand jury does not charge him criminally.
  • Ferguson/Michael Brown mob trains to "shut down" affluent Clayton, Missouri

    11/14/2014 9:00:42 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 201 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/14 | Adam Taxin
    Ferguson protesters announced at a training session on Thursday that they will target Clayton, Missouri, an affluent area with several businesses, shops and restaurants. 600 potential protesters have gone through training sessions.
  • Missouri police respond to Ferguson Protest Leadership’s ground rules

    11/10/2014 7:08:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Call the ^ | 11/10/2014
    Protest leaders from Ferguson have created a 19 point set of ground rules they expect police to follow. These rules are for when they re-start the riots after the Grand Jury makes a decision about charging officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. In response Missouri police have released 9 point set of rules for protestors 1. The first priority will be for protestors to remember “don’t break the law” 2. Protest leaders will communicate to all protesters the need for non-violence. Leaders will accept responsibility for any acts of violence any protesters engage in. 3. Protesters shall give...
  • We interrupt post-election gloating for news about the DOJ Zimmerman Grand Jury

    11/05/2014 7:33:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Legal Insurection ^ | Posted by Andrew Branca &#9642; Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:40pm
    The Orlando Sentinel newspaper is reporting that it appears as if no actual witnesses showed up for today’s Federal Grand Jury convened to determine if civil rights charges should be brought against George Zimmerman for his self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin. The DOJ had subpoenaed Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend” of Zimmerman’s, to testify before the Grand Jury. In the days following the shooting Taaffe told FBI investigators that based on phone discussions with Zimmerman he did not believe there was a racial motive for the shooting.
  • Rick Perry now being accused of “intimidating” grand jury

    11/04/2014 8:03:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/4/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In some ways you can kind of appreciate an all out, throw the kitchen sink at ‘em political attack. If you’re going to go down, you may as well go down swinging. That seems to be the current theory in Texas, where opponents of Governor Rick Perry have brought a case against him – seemingly for doing his job – which is in the hands of a grand jury. Now these same actors are crying foul and claiming that Perry is engaged in jury intimidation. Texas Governor Rick Perry seems to be threatening to retaliate against grand jurors who...
  • With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

    10/24/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 24, 2014 | Cheryl Corley
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)In the weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., protesters gathered daily at the site of a burned-out convenience store. About a block away, the empty lot of a boarded-up restaurant became the campsite for a group of young activists called the Lost Voices. During the protests, the group "invited all the people who can't come out every day and wanted to share the experience with us," says Lenard Smith. One night, the Lost Voices was holding a "shut-it-down sleepover" when police raided the site, says Smith, who goes by the name...
  • Missouri Police Preparing For Grand Jury Decision

    10/24/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT · by blam · 121 replies
    AP ^ | 10-24-2014 | DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER
    By DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER October 24, 2014FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown. Police and protesters have repeatedly clashed since...
  • Report: At least seven black witnesses have corroborated Darren Wilson’s testimony to grand jury

    10/22/2014 1:19:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    An addendum to Ed’s post this morning. Per WaPo, it’s not just the forensic evidence that’s backing Wilson up. [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke...
  • Why Ferguson grand jury was needed

    10/22/2014 11:55:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Callan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If the local grand jury brings no charges against police Officer Darren Wilson in the case of Michael Brown's killing, street protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are inevitable. Demonstrators angry about Wilson's shooting of the unarmed black teenager in August already decry the grand jury's secrecy and "lack of transparency." But for those who believe that the grand jury procedure is some sort of cop and prosecutor conspiracy to trample the rights of minority citizens, a little background on this hallowed institution might be in order. Although prosecutors are often accused of controlling grand jury proceedings, the institution was actually created...
  • In atypical approach, grand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case

    09/07/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig
    The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is taking an unusual approach with grand jury members who are weighing evidence against the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last month, experts and county officials said. Instead of telling grand jury members what charges they believe police officer Darren Wilson should face, they are leaving it open-ended for now and involving the grand jury as co-investigators. The prosecutor’s office is also presenting evidence to the grand jury as soon as it receives it, rather than waiting until the St. Louis County Police Department and the FBI have completed their...
  • Larry Elder vs. Don Lemon & Van Jones: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Ferguson Officer (video)

    08/24/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Elder, Don Lemon, Van Jones
    DON LEMON: Larry, I have to say this, I thought this was very interesting. You said not even an O.J. [Simpson] jury would convict Officer Wilson. I mean, should he at least be charged? LARRY ELDER: Well, I think he will be charged. I think Van is right. I think the politics will compel a charge, but I think the law and the facts will compel an acquittal.
  • Ferguson Protesters Want Grand Jury to Deliver "Justice." Two Reasons They Might Not Get It

    08/20/2014 9:30:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jonathan Cohn
    The drama over the killing of Michael Brown is moving from the streets of Ferguson to a St. Louis County courtroom, where a grand jury is reportedly considering whether to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who shot Brown ten days ago. Brown’s family and their supporters have said they want “justice,” by which they generally mean they want to see Wilson face some kind of criminal charges. But whether that happens will depend on the enthusiasm of the prosecutor bringing the case and the quality of the evidence he can present. Right now, both are pretty big question marks....
  • Surprise! Perry Grand Juror Is Also a Partisan Democrat Activist

    08/20/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/20/2012 | Bryan Preston (The PJ Tatler).
    Tuesday night the Houston Chronicle published a story about the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Those grand jurors who spoke with the Chronicle broke the law to do so, and they knew that they were breaking the law. They claimed that they were speaking to the newspaper to counter Gov. Perry’s “spin” on the case. That’s not the job of a grand jury, by the way. One of them is a woman named Rho Chalmers. Chalmers tried to get around her lawbreaking by attempting to build this wall of implausible deniability. Rho Chalmers, who name matches that...