Only 3 Blacks Among 12 Grand Jurors To Hear Evidence In Ferguson Case
Among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case, there will be only three black jurors. The grand jury will consist of six white men, three white women, two black women and one black man.
[su_center_ad]The Associated Press reports:
Paul Fox, director of judicial administration for St. Louis County Circuit Court, confirmed the racial and gender makeup of the grand jury on Friday. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has said it will be several weeks before a decision is made on whether to charge Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9.
The ages and hometowns of the jurors weren’t released. A judge is expected to consider Monday whether to make that information public.
The Justice Department also is investigating Brown’s death.
Attorney Robert P. McCulloch will be prosecuting the case. His father, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was 12-years-old. Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown dead, never filed an incident report.
So far, this all seems to be theater. This process needs to be a level playing field if we want to get to the truth.
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