This will be a bifurcated post.
Any minute now we will hear if that Missouri grand jury will indict Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson.
I am waiting with the rest of you, and, frankly, I have no idea if 9 of these 12 people will find that there is enough evidence presented to go forward with a trial of the man who shot Michael Brown to death.
It's been three months, and all the evidence the prosecutor had was submitted to this grand jury. Yes, a prosecutor can indict a "ham sandwich", but that is only if he wants to.
This prosecutor did not seem hungry to me. But we will see.......
So there will be no indictment of Officer Wilson. I am still watching the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch; and he is giving a strained and canned explanation of the grand jury investigation and why Officer Wilson was not indicted.
He seems to be defending the shooter and demonizing the victim.
He kept talking about what a "tragic incident" this was and how sad he is for the family of Michael Brown. Now he wants to get a discussion going with the community and to "stay engaged". It just seems like a case of too little too late to me.
Sadly, once again a family has deal with a son who was murdered in a very public way, and once again the killer will go free.
Most of us, of course, are not surprised. Those of us who saw the build up to this announcement pretty much saw the writing on the wall.
“Regardless of the grand jury's decision, the Brown family and our legal team ask again for peace and calm, even though we understand people may have feelings of anger or disappointment...”
Yes they do Mr. Crump, and given what has been happening in America of late we can't really blame them.
Now I am watching the president say that we must "respect the rule of law" and that we must protest peacefully if we disagree with the decision.
That might sound like a fair request to some, but let's not forget, we all must respect the rule of law. Not just the citizens protesting the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, but the people sworn to uphold the law as well.