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    U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTJAN. 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.

    A decision by the Justice Department would bring an end to the politically charged investigation of Mr. Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The Missouri authorities concluded their investigation into Mr. Brown’s death in November and also recommended against charges

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/us...en-wilson.html


    Did anybody actually think there was a civil "rights" violation?
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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Prepare for more racial unrest, protests that turn ugly, and perhaps even more violence.
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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Facts dont matter to the left, they will find a way to be violent and destroy property.

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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Did anybody actually think there was a civil "rights" violation?
    Legally, this case was going to be more difficult to prove vs. the original charges Wilson was facing. With a civil rights violation you have to prove intent, that Wilson intended to violate Brown's civil rights.

    I never did think a Federal level charges were going to work in this case given that legal bar. But saying all that, whatever buisnesses are left in Furgeson should prepare anyway.
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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Looks like some people will now be mad at Holder, huh? Should the officer turn around and sue for false accusations being made against him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Prepare for more racial unrest, protests that turn ugly, and perhaps even more violence.
    Didn't think there was anything left to burn.

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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Looks like some people will now be mad at Holder, huh? Should the officer turn around and sue for false accusations being made against him?
    I think that would make matters much worse.
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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post


    Did anybody actually think there was a civil "rights" violation?
    Besides whiny people who made this a racial thing? No.

    We don't have the civil right to attack police officers.
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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I think that would make matters much worse.
    What about a Suit against Holder and Sharptones.

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    Re: U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What about a Suit against Holder and Sharptones.
    Would be entertaining, but again would just result in disaster. A suit against Holder would have no merit. Against Sharpton it might, but there would still be obstacles including all those that support Sharpton being able to call anyone a racist without any proof.
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