Via St. Louis Dispatch. lawyers for officer Darren Wilson have issued a statement following the Grand Jury decision not to indict, saying Wilson “followed his training and followed the law” when he shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
If anyone should be indicted in all this – it’s the national media and the racial grievance industry who helped spread early, erroneous narratives.
Some of the witnesses “pretty much acknowledged they saw parts and made up other parts of it,” Mr. McCulloch said in disputing some of the early media reports in the case.
And although it’s certainly a welcome relief that Obama made a point to urge that protesters stay peaceful, tonight, why not tell them to stay home as there’s nothing to protest? Contrary to what the president says, it is not “understandable” for people to be upset because justice has taken its course, and an innocent man is not being prosecuted.
That is not to say that his life has not been completely upended by this nightmare. The mob can get some solace from that, perhaps.
“While the legal system has exonerated Officer Darren Wilson for his split-second decision on that August afternoon, he very much remains a victim of a politicized agenda that deemed him ‘guilty until proven innocent,’” said Ron Hosko, a former FBI assistant director who serves currently as the president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. “Although he will walk free, his life has been forever changed, as he has been exploited in a cynical effort to turn civilians against cops in fulfillment of an anti-law enforcement agenda.
Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lawyers for Darren Wilson issued a public statement Monday night after learning he would not be indicted, saying, in part, that Wilson “followed his training and followed the law” when he shot and killed Michael Brown Aug. 9.
The statement continued: “Today, a St. Louis County grand jury released its decision that no charges would be filed in the case involving Officer Darren Wilson. From the onset, we have maintained and the grand jury agreed that Officer Wilson’s actions on August 9 were in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern the procedures of an officer.
“In a case of this magnitude, a team of prosecutors rightfully presented evidence to this St. Louis County grand jury. This group of citizens, drawn at random from the community, listened to witnesses and heard all the evidence in the case. Based on the evidence and witness testimony, the grand jury collectively determined there was no basis for criminal charges against Officer Wilson.
“Law enforcement personnel must frequently make split-second and difficult decisions. Officer Wilson followed his training and followed the law. We recognize that many people will want to second-guess the grand jury’s decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion do so in a respectful and peaceful manner.“On a side note, Officer Wilson would like to thank those who have stood by his side throughout the process. This continued support is greatly appreciated by Officer Wilson and his family. Moving forward, any commentary on this matter will be done in the appropriate venue and not through the media.
His attorney, Neil Bruntrager, characterized the past few days as “tense” for Wilson.
“For him, none of this ends,” Bruntrager said. “People have made threats against his life, he will continue to be concerned about his family’s security and his own. (Not being indicted) is a brief respite, but certainly not the end of things for him.”
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Merry Christmas from Ferguson.