Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
Wilson has become a liability. One the city can no longer afford. If he stayed he would be part to lawsuit after lawsuit and the city wants no part. Wilson has cost the city millions and they can not afford anymore.
No municipality or PD will touch wilson with a 10' pole. He is a walking lawsuit.
He doesn't have to leave Ferguson, but he will have to leave.
But since the DA was not seeking an indictment, either a "No Bill" or "exoneration" is a moot point.
Last edited by 1750Texan; 11-28-14 at 11:44 AM.
That would be true, IF perhaps the officer only had a seconds to make decisions.
But if the officer made a series of bad decisions spanning minutes that culminated in a one last bad decision;THEN that could be determined in a court of law with two advocate attorneys providing the jury with the facts to make an informed judgement.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
What we do know and most agree on is that Wilson stopped his car to address a couple of kids walking in the middle of the street. Wilson then drove a few feet then realized the description of the location and perps on a BOLO fit the situation where hewas. Wilson then backed up and was attack in his car, getting off one non lethal shot and suffering injuries. We know that because Brown's blood was found in the car and Wilson had injuries consistent with that account. Brown then wandered off, turned, and ran back toward Wilson and got shot for his troubles. All the evidence and the reliable witness accounts point in that direction.
Total time elapsed could not have been more than a minute, unless you believe that Brown and Wilson both stopped for a smoke before proceeding.
The "should have gone to a jury" is just a cop out. The level required in a GJ is far less than the level in a criminal trial. Additionally, there is nothing to stop the prosecutor from proceeding if he thinks the GJ is wrong. The GJ role is largely advisory.
It is amazing to me the lengths that certain people will go to to prove a point they don't have. The short memory people fail to remember the Zimmerman case . The rabble rousers got their way, went to trial, and a few million dollars later the jury decided the original decision was correct. The legal system has worked in both cases. It's just that some people refuse to believe the facts if they fail to prove their beliefs.
None of which has much to do with my original point. That Monday morning quarterbacks can take weeks to decide what a cop should have done in his split second decision.