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Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum: Ferguson Burns As Darren Wilson Walks

by | 25th, November 2014

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The news is full of images of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. The Grand Jury decided not to charge white Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of black Michael Brown. The jury – 12 members of the community (nine white, and three black) found that Wilson acted lawfully when he shot dead an unarmed black teenager.

Darren Wilson, 28, fired six shots at 18-year-old Brown.

The jury materials will be made public.

The grand jury’s job is not to try but to indict: to hear the government’s evidence that a crime was committed by a particular person, then to affirm, or refuse to affirm, that the government has shown “probable cause” to believe that the suspect did the deed. Only if the state clears this hurdle can it can go forward and bring the suspect to trial…

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