The grand jury met for 3 months on this case. The prosecutor showed the grand jury every piece of evidence both the damning and the supporting Officer Wilson. After three months the grand jury came back with no charges against Wilson.
Now we have people who were not part of the grand jury and not living in Missouri claiming that this grand jury was not like other grand juries they have seen. To these people I say every state has their own version of a grand jury and the duties of said jury.
Others are claiming that Wilson should have been charged no matter what and let a jury determine his innocence or guilt. The grand jury is a jury and they were given all the evidence and were able to determine there was no chargeable offense. To give the grand jury partial information to get a indictment out of them to have him tried before another court would have been an extra burden on the tax payers. Add to that Wilson if tried had the option for a bench trial where not jury would have been seated and a judge looked only at the evidence without personal bias, once again the likelihood of a conviction would be low.
Another suggested that Wilson was not charged based upon his race and the race of Brown, who the media up to now has continuously portrayed as a victim even though we know he robbed a store just prior to his meeting with Wilson ( http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=71291958&f=119) ; we know from photos posted by his ‘friends’ that he liked to act like a thug and posed with booze, guns and money ( http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=71291958&f=119 ); we know from statements from his ‘friends’ that he used his size to intimidate people by yelling and charging at them. Mr. Brown was no angel. He liked hanging with thugs and representing himself as a thug.
Others claim it is just another example of the ‘white’ man beating the ‘black’ man down. In the last FBI report on homicides, they reported that 448 Euro-Americans were murdered by African Americans and there were 193 cases of the reverse. So even though African Americans make up 13% of the population and Euro-Americans make up 78%, it is the smaller population committing more of the murders. If you look at African-Americans killing their own, during that same year there were 2,447 cases. In fact, 48% of all murders in America were committed by a race that represents 13% of the overall population. As for Euro-Americans, there were a total of 2,630 cases of them killing their own, but even though they represent 78% of the population of America, 47% of the murders were committed by them. If anything, these facts show that a small percentage of the population is uber-violent and responsible for almost 50% of the violent crimes in America.
It is a tragedy whenever a parent loses a child. It is also a tragedy when parents don’t raise their children to respect the law.
My final statement is: None of us were in that grand jury room and none of us examined all of the evidence in this case so to second guess anything about it is the perpetuating the problem, not seeking a resolution.