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they heard the evidence and rendered an opinion
they could not control that they were manipulated by a one-sided presentation
it is that flawed prosecutorial presentation that is the basis for the grand jury outcome
if you want peace, work for justice
it didn't happen here
In order to ACTUALLY believe that justice was NOT served here...you would have to believe a conspiracy theory so incredible it would make the 9/11 conspiracies look like small potatoes. Think about all the twists and turns you have to go through to believe such nonsense. OTHER AFRICAN AMERICANS -including one with a handwritten letter- described the event the SAME WAY THE OFFICER DID. the witnesses who's stories DIDN'T match up with the officer ALSO didn't match with the DNA and physical evidence at the scene(by the way, those people should be thrown in jail for perjury_).
Last edited by JoeTrumps; 11-25-14 at 02:41 PM.
a prosecutor who has a natural alliance with the police force whose testimony is useful to the prosecutor when he is prosecuting cases
he was asked to recuse himself
and he would not
What we are hearing in this thread, and on the news today, is that some people don't trust the system that we have and would prefer to just use a lynch mob form of "justice."
The news media and "group think" had come to their own conclusions - minus all the evidence. I'm watching a video of Al Sharpton talking about "justice" as if justice had not occurred. He at least is asking people to stop burning things down.
As I watched this last night, I kept hearing a lot of people (including Sharpton and other Black Leaders) talking about how the prosecutor and the Grand Jury made mistakes. How the system was, and is flawed. How the police should not have used tear gas, even in the face of gun fire, rioting, looting and arson.
I keep hearing that the black community has lost confidence in the justice system. Maybe they have some good and reasonable reasons to feel so. But... the reason they are giving today is that as long as the system doesn't come to a conclusion that they agree with, that it is flawed. That is not a legitimate reason.
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, don't blame someone else, or expect others to make a change, you should stop complaining and make a different choice. Remember, the circumstances of your birth don't determine the outcome of your life.