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Elspeth
11-13-2014, 08:31 PM
#Ferguson Decision Expected On Monday

According to sources familiar with a Wednesday conference call that included key elected officials, the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision in the case of Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is expected to be announced publicly Monday. And sources close to the investigation state that they are not expecting Wilson to be indicted.
http://weaselzippers.us/205331-ferguson-decision-expected-on-monday/

A number of key issues in the matter were yet to be fully resolved. Among them, the duty status of Wilson—who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown Aug. 9 after confronting him and another pedestrian for jaywalking[ed.-note how this articles 'forgets' the robbery that the officer realized and that was the reason for the ultimate confrontation]—was an issue discussed on the conference call, along with that of Ferguson police Chief Thomas Jackson. News swirled recently that Jackson would resign after the controversy surrounding Brown’s death, but his future with the Ferguson Police Department has yet be confirmed.

Several elected officials on the call were said to be pushing for no punishment or career repercussions for Wilson or Jackson—meaning that they not be fired from their respective positions after the grand jury’s announcement. That sentiment did not go over well with other officials on the call, who, according to sources, were pushing for both to be fired before the grand jury announces its decision.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the Department of Justice outlined Attorney General Eric Holder’s role in the conversation, including his expectations for police conduct, and the conduct of citizen demonstrations, once the grand jury decision is announced: “The attorney general stressed that going forward, it will be more important than ever that the law-enforcement response to the demonstrations always seeks to deescalate tensions and respect the rights of protesters. At the same time, the attorney general said, it must be clearly communicated that any acts of violence by the demonstrators, or other attempts to provoke law enforcement, are unacceptable.”

DumbAss Tanker
11-13-2014, 10:13 PM
“The attorney general stressed that going forward, it will be more important than ever that the law-enforcement response to the demonstrations always seeks to deescalate tensions and respect the rights of protesters. At the same time, the attorney general said, it must be clearly communicated that any acts of violence by the demonstrators, or other attempts to provoke law enforcement, are unacceptable.”

Translated into English from the government dialect of the Legalese language:

"Whatever you do is going to be wrong, and I plan to make you the bad guy if there's any advantage in it for me."

NJCardFan
11-13-2014, 11:50 PM
I really wish they would stop with this teenager crap. A 300lb Michael Brown is no more a teenager(18) as a 6 foot 175lb Trayvon Martin was a child(17).

SaintLouieWoman
11-13-2014, 11:54 PM
I wish that they'd just make the announcement. I guess if the feds are involved, Mr Holder must be accountable for the holdup. The longer this goes on, the worse it's probably going to be. They should do it when that Polar Express weather system is going through. Protestors usually don't have as much fun out in the zero temps.

SVPete
11-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Translated into English from the government dialect of the Legalese language:

"Whatever you do is going to be wrong, and I plan to make you the bad guy if there's any advantage in it for me."

There are cities in this country where the city government treats its police officers on a damned-if-you-do--damned-if-you-don't basis. San Francisco and Oakland come to mind: when their PDs prevent riots, the PD gets condemned; when the PDs do not prevent riots, the PD gets condemned. Cities that pull such @#$% (and the citizens who elect such mayors and city councils!) do not deserve the police officers who serve them!

noonwitch
11-14-2014, 10:20 AM
It's probably better to wait until Monday, instead of making the announcement on a Friday.