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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Whatever the decision, I think I'll be satisfied with it.

    This is how police violence should be handled. He shot someone, the evidence was placed in front of a grand jury, and they'll decide whether to move to trial. Just like it would happen in any shooting involving someone who wasn't a police officer.
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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Hopefully, but likely not. Modern America isn't well known for it's reason and logic.
    It can be, but sometimes outside forces get in the way - I'm afraid you may be right, unfortunately.
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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    We've waited this long to find out the official verdict and the reaction to it. I can wait a little longer without speculating.
    I'm not fully conversant with the American grand jury process. If the grand jury fails to hand down an indictment, can another grand jury be struck to look at the same charges or does that fall under your double jeopardy provisions?
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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Reportedly the reason they took so long is so that they could save money by booking their flights in advance.
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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm not fully conversant with the American grand jury process. If the grand jury fails to hand down an indictment, can another grand jury be struck to look at the same charges or does that fall under your double jeopardy provisions?
    Wiki says it best:

    The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment does not attach in a grand jury proceeding, or bar a grand jury from returning an indictment when a prior grand jury has refused to do so.
    Double Jeopardy Clause - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    You don't have to believe me, but a LE agency that I know of received notice Saturday.




    Like I told the above poster. A LE Agency I know of was told Saturday.

    So while the Police did not agree to the 48 hour time table as it was out side the scope of their purview, the Prosecutor has control and I believe he had agreed to that demand, so yeah he could have changed things up. And he could have known what the decision was going to be before they met today and let specific agencies know 48 hours ago what was most likely to happen.
    So either the Command lied to their Officers, or it is true.

    I can't tell you any more than that.
    Maybe it is untrue and they were just going off of unconfirmed reports. Yet I doubt that.
    Who knows. Time will tell. I'm sure we'll eventually find out.

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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Thank you for that. I had the same question.

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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Thanks - hopefully, if it doesn't hand down an indictment, the local authorities let it rest even if the feds pursue it on civil rights grounds.
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    Re: Reports: Ferguson grand jury has made decision

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Thank you for that. I had the same question.
    Ever watch the Rockford Files? They did a couple shows featuring the grand jury process. It's the kludgiest part of our legal system.

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