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|FERGUSON PROSECUTOR BOB MCCULLOCH|
“Bob McCulloch took a very defensive posture,” McGraugh said. “It was a poor choice to be so confrontational in presenting a grand jury verdict that he had to know would upset a large number of people. He should have left out the editorializing.”
“In 98 percent of cases, the prosecutor would just announce the grand jury decision and that’s it,” she said. “He would not characterize the evidence defensively, or attack the media.”
“This is an example of the prosecutor saying…no matter what the outcome is, if we don’t present witness X or present the forensic reports, people are just going to say this is an inadequate investigation and either we’re railroading the police officer if we indict or we’re covering up if we don’t,” he said. “Let’s just present it all and let the chips fall as they may.”But the presentation of all of the evidence to the grand jury struck other legal experts as inappropriate.
“[McCulloch] put the grand jury in the role of being a try-er of fact, which is not its role,” Cohn said. “The grand jury was put in the position of basically being a jury, but in a one-sided, closed proceeding. The only people inside the grand jury room are the grand jury and prosecutors.”In contrast, she said, “In a trial, there are lawyers on both sides, witnesses, and the evidence is presented in an adversarial way.”
“People could do nothing but speculate because he was using a secret grand jury proceeding,” she said. “He didn't acknowledge that people had to speculate as a result of his own actions.”She added that even within the realm of grand jury proceedings, the case spoke to a lack of “equal treatment under law.”
“The law was not applied to Officer Wilson the same way it would be applied to someone who wasn’t a police officer,” said McGraugh, who previously worked as a trial attorney and spent eight years at the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office. “If my client killed someone tomorrow and claimed it was in self-defense, he would be arrested and required to post bond while awaiting a grand jury decision. Then, the prosecutor would not be allowed to bring both sides of the story into the building.”I am glad I am not the only one who found this prosecutors actions as grandiose showboating for the officer.
|SEASON GREETINGS FERGUSON FROM BOB MCCULLOCH AND FERGUSON GRAND JURY|
|OFFICER DARREN WILSON STANDING OVER THE DEAD BODY OF MIKE BROWN|
|MIKE BROWN'S WOUNDS VERSUS DARREN WILSON'S|
"Jeffery Dahlmer, Timothy McVeigh, Jarred Loughner, and the Colorado Movie theater killer James Holmes, all mass murderers, were taken alive after their actions. Recent Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frien, was indeed taken in alive".The fundamental danger in this Ferguson non-indictment is not more riots, it's more Darren Wilson's.
|GOP REPORT ON BENGHAZI FINDS NO WRONG DOING|
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
|ANONYMOUS WARNS FRANK ANCONA'S DUNCE CAP SOCIETY MEMBERS|
|MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW DISCLOSES THE TIES OF THE GOP TO KKK AND GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS|
|RACHEL MADDOW RIPS IN CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS|
“What on earth were they thinking,” an exasperated Rachel Maddow asked, “spending their time doing this? How is this even, conceivably, by any stretch of the imagination, a constructive use of time by Democrats?”Maddow said that the “most frustrating of all” was that “the Democrats will hold a vote on this issue right away, but want to wait a while to hold a vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as the new attorney general.”
“If they’re honestly not worried about Republicans confirming her, I would love some of what they’re smoking,” Maddow said, adding “Democrats, you are amazing… You are astonishing. Now roll over and play dead.”Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
|ANONYMOUS TAKES CONTROL OF KKK TWITTER PAGE|
Last week, a Ku Klux Klan group based 75 miles south of Ferguson, Missouri began distributing flyers threatening "lethal force" against Ferguson protesters in any aftermath of the upcoming grand jury decision regarding Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
The Riverfront Times reported that the St. Louis, Missouri KKK group passed out pamphlets starting, "Attention: To the terrorists masquerading as "peaceful protesters"!"
The announcement stated further, "We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves."
KKK leader Frank Ancona went on MCNBC Wednesday to back up the threat and claim support from Ferguson locals; the head of Missouri's KKK told media that his organization's threats to protesters had boosted KKK recruitment.
|MITT MCCAIN - A COMBO OF WHAT WE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HAD WE NOT VOTED|
|WINGNUT DANA LOESCH CAN'T ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS PUT TO HER|
"never answer the question that is proposed to you, only answer the question that you wish had been asked of you."The old adage of:
"when you can't dazzle with brilliance baffle with bullshit" always applies to Dana Loesch.I am quite positive that in Loesch's mind, that after exiting stage left, that she thinks she accomplished her directive from Glenn Beck - but actually, in reality, her refusal to answer the simple questions put to her spoke volumes about her - more than anything she did say.
"never let facts get in the way of a good story"To Ed Schultz, why even have this robot on his show in the first place? Like all the rest of these media trolling conservatives, she's built her career out of being a professional bullshit artist and a journalistic hack. You might as well have just invite a Beck, Breitbart, or Koch whore sock puppet.
|TWITTER FEED SHOWING KKK FLYER|
"the best recruiters" since Obama
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and local officials have issued various statements this week telling protesters that violence would not be tolerated following the grand jury’s decision. St. Louis American columnist Lizz Brown criticized such remarks, saying they set an overly aggressive tone.
“Protesters haven’t shot and killed anyone,” she said. “Protesters haven’t harmed people. So why are we responding to them? Because it’s ‘these types of protesters.’ You’re setting the tone that ‘these type of people’ need to be responded to in this way, and that opens the door for the Klan to go in and to recruit people. I lay it at the feet of law enforcement — how they prosecuted this case, how they responded to peaceful protesters, I lay it at their feet. This is their fault.”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson did not directly address Ancona’s allegation about “off-the-record” conversations with officers.
“The first guest didn’t help the conversation and the dialogue at all that’s going on in St. Louis,” Dotson told Hayes, only alluding to Ancona’s appearance.
He also responded indirectly to Brown, saying reports indicating that police had spent thousands of dollars on “cluster grenades” and other equipment were being taken out of context.
“To characterize it as an offense is not correct at all,” he said. “Really what it is is the tools that we have to keep us all safe in our community.”
|STEPHEN COLBERT Vs THE WALRUS MAN|
|WILL THE REAL LORETTA LYNCH FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL PLEASE STAND UP|
“Conservatives have built themselves a very popular, very successful media landscape that doesn't just tell conservatives what they want to hear in terms of opinion. They just make stuff up. They make news stories that aren't true. And when they get corrected in other places, they never disappear from the conservative media.”MADDOW EVISCERATING BEITBART
"propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting on their own free will".Nice try Breitbart.com, but you're still the worst conspiracy theorists in the world, and the worst at relaying true facts to your low information readers.
|GOP - SCREWING DEMOCRATS AND AMERICA SINCE ITS INCEPTION|
|STEPHEN J. ANDERSON WORLDS WORST PERSON ON THE YEAR|
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
|NEWS RULES DISCUSSES ASSES, AGE, AND POLITICS|