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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:19 AM

9. The damn prosecutor advocated for NOT prosecuting.

And, there isn't silence at all.

Ari Melber
✔ ‎@AriMelber
As I was explaining on air:
Typically prosecutor argues to G. Jury for why to charge

This prosecutor says he argued for why not to charge.

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http://theobamadiary.com/2015/12/28/even-when-we-expected-it-it-still-burns-so-deep/

This from 2014 in the aftermath of the tragedy of Michael Brown being gunned down in the street.

Why the Feds Can’t Charge Darren Wilson

They should, but the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated when he killed Michael Brown.

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Brown had the right to “life itself,” too. Wilson took it away—and there’s almost nothing the federal government can do about it. The KKK began its reign of terror in 1865. The brutal Selma assault on civil rights protesters occurred in 1965. And in 2014, we still don’t have a federal law to protect unarmed black boys from getting gunned down by cops in the street.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/11/will_justice_department_charge_darren_wilson_supreme_court_gutted_civil.html

The Supreme Court and Congress are the enemies of "the right to life" for Black Americans gunned down by cops in the street and elsewhere.


Steve Marmel ‎@Marmel
This is exactly what was expected, re; #TamirRice
And that is SOUL-CRUSHINGLY terrible.

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RIP Tamir Rice

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/12/28/even-when-we-expected-it-it-still-burns-so-deep/

Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

snip//


SCOTUS and the license to kill

Chapter 563 of the Missouri Revised Statutes grants a lot of discretion to officers of the law to wield deadly force, to the horror of many observers swooping in to the Ferguson story. The statute authorizes deadly force “in effecting an arrest or in preventing an escape from custody” if the officer “reasonably believes” it is necessary in order to “to effect the arrest and also reasonably believes that the person to be arrested has committed or attempted to commit a felony…or may otherwise endanger life or inflict serious physical injury unless arrested without delay.”

But this law is not an outlier, and is fully in sync with Supreme Court jurisprudence. The legal standard authorizing deadly force is something called “objective reasonableness.”

More..
http://www.thenation.com/article/why-its-impossible-indict-cop/

I think we should go to the source of the problem.. just because we have a Black Democratic President doesn't mean laws will automatically be changed.


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