Seven or possibly eight African Americans testified at the Ferguson grand jury that they witnessed the shooting and that Officer Wilson’s account is correct. They will not step out publicly because they are living in fear. Imagine what that might feel like. You want to testify honestly, but you know if you do your whole community will turn on you and seriously injure you or worse. And for who? A suspected street thug? They have won my respect. They could have easily said they didn’t see anything, but instead they testify to protect an honest law enforcement officer.
It is just one more blow for the “indict him or else” crowd. Yesterday, the autopsy report was released, and it too backed up Officer Wilson’s account. The toxicology report showed that Brown could very well have been under the influence of marijuana. The New York Times reported last week that it was likely that no indictment would be handed down by the grand jury. More exculpatory evidence has come out since that article was published.
Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown after an altercation that began as a simple jaywalking issue, and then escalated once Officer Wilson received the report of a recent strong arm robbery. A video was released that allegedly shows Brown and Dorian Johnson in a local store, where Brown stole some cigars that he handed to Johnson before roughing up the clerk. When Officer Wilson confronted the two about the robbery, Brown allegedly attacked Wilson.
Not only does the DA’s office not have enough evidence to indict, federal investigators have told The New York Times that there was not nearly enough evidence to go for civil rights violations. That doesn’t mean Holder or his replacement won’t pursue those charges.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says there is not enough evidence to indict Officer Wilson, and says it’s no accident that the Feds are allowing information to leak out now. He believes they want to let the public down easily. Not me. I think this is the democrats October Surprise. If they can get the rioting and looting going, it will get them out to the polls to vote against republicans. The funny thing is that the black population have elected white liberals to run the city. Not republicans, liberals.