I sure hope that the prosecutor in Ferguson, Missouri recuses himself from this Michael Brown case. Even he believes that he can be totally objective, the circumstances surrounding this case and his back ground say otherwise.
As is the case with many of these small towns (and some large ones), the Ferguson prosecutor, a democrat, is very much invested in the police department.
Mr. McCulloch has family members who work for the police department, his father was a police officer in the sixties, and he (his father) was killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call. Oh, and to make matters worse; his killer was a black man.
All of this is troubling, but what's even more troubling is what the prosecutor has already stated publicly.
"The county prosecutor, Bob McCullough,[sic] described the governor’s decision to put the state troopers in charge as “disgraceful” and “shameful.”
This hardly seems like a man who is seeking justice.
Regarding the issue of his father being a policeman who was killed in the line of duty, McCulloch had something to say about that as well.
"McCulloch said his father's 1964 shooting by a black man at a public housing complex was an "incredibly irrelevant facet" as he sought to "make sure everybody gets a full and fair hearing." McCulloch was 12 when his father was killed."
I suspect that he is only concerned with one individual getting a "full and fair hearing". Nothing about Bob McCulloch prosecuting this case and making a presentment to a grand jury says fair to me.
Bob McCulloch should listen to the folks from the African American Bar Association in St. Louis who are calling for his recusal.
"The community is gravely concerned about the lack of transparency and lack of candor that St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has openly displayed about the way in which this case should be handled," Mount City Bar President Kendra Howard said in a Tuesday press release.
"Mr. McCulloch has shown that he is emotionally invested in protecting law enforcement, and therefore should immediately step aside and allow the Justice Department to investigate the death of Michael Brown. The only way we can ensure trust is for the Justice Department to take over the investigation."
Those are my exact sentiments.