Despite the best efforts of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other black leaders it now appears likely that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO on August 9, will not be indicted by the grand jury investigating the shooting.
As reported at the reference:
Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.Should the grand jury, in fact, decide that insufficient evidence exists to indict Wilson, outrage among the black community may result in riots and civil unrest, in Ferguson and elsewhere.
Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.
Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, The Post’s sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they are prohibited from publicly discussing the case.
The grand jury is expected to complete its deliberations next month over whether Wilson broke the law in confronting Brown, and the pending decision appears to be prompting the unofficial release of information about the case and what the jurors have been told.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch late Tuesday night published Brown’s official county autopsy report, an analysis of which also suggests the 18-year-old may not have had his hands raised when he was fatally shot, as has been the contention of protesters who have demanded Wilson’s arrest.”
Because the issue is heating up again so close to the November 4 elections, one cannot help but wonder if Democrats are intentionally leaking information suggesting that Wilson will not be charged in order to stir up civil unrest AND get out the black vote?
Can Michael Brown’s death save the US Senate for Harry Reid and Barack Obama?