The question for the DOJ was not whether his shooting Brown was legal or illegal. Rather, it was whether it was a civil rights violation as defined in federal law. Even if it opinion of the DOJ was that the shooting was murder, that would NOT make a federal case for criminal civil rights violation.
Also false in this thread is suggesting the officer has been found not guilty. There's been no verdict whatsoever. There is no statute of limitations on murder either. So at no time is it accurate to claim he was found "not guilty" or found innocent.
A grand jury no-billing someone does NOT create double jeopardy. Technically, this can hang over the Officer's head the rest of his life because there has been no verdict.
This was not murder, nor civil rights violation...Next it'll be no civil liability found either...So, all we have was an opportunity for looting, and mayhem....Well, that was fun...now we can move on.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Do remember that to MSNBC and Sharpton the opposite applies.
Indeed every white male who is accused of racism must be presumed guilty immediately and despite any evidence must be found guilty or there will be riots.
Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008