The issues within the Post Dispatch article below highlight the problems created by media publicity within the legal system.
Similar to the Trayvon Martin shooting much, if not most, of the information transmitted to the public in the Mike Brown shooting was created by agenda driven media entities like MSNBC, CNN, all the alphabets, and 90%+ of the print media. Most of it completely false.
The media, essentially broken down into various factions within an ideologically similar left-wing profession, looking for a cause, a Ryan Julison type cause, to push upon their readership and viewership – while inflating their own ego and liberal bona fides.
To offset the inherent bias stemming from the embedded, media-driven, false narrative, Prosecutor Robert McCulloch gave the grand jury every available scintilla of information to present the total realistic picture of what took place in Canfield Greens apartment complex. Simultaneously, outside the Grand Jury, the false stories fraught with agenda-interests were being promoted by the media 24/7.
There was, in essence, two realities. One inside the legal preceedings based on fact, the other outside in the rest of the world based on emotion and deception. It is no surprise to see how some cannot grasp the concept of being lied to so totally and completely.
Then again, liberalism is a cognitive disorder – only possible to manifest, if a person is willing to separate themselves from empirical reality, and common sense.
CLAYTON • A judge here agreed Friday to consider a law professor’s criticism of the conduct of the grand jury that investigated the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown— but he signaled skepticism of a request to have a special prosecutor re-examine the case.
Activists contend that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch acted in bad faith during grand jury proceedings and “never intended to prosecute Darren Wilson,” the Ferguson officer who shot Brown Aug. 9.
At issue in a hearing Friday was whether Circuit Court Judge Joseph L. Walsh III would consider affidavits by critics of the grand jury investigation, which ended without indicting the officer.
Last month, Walsh gave attorneys for four activists time to obtain affidavits from other lawyers or prosecutors to support their claim.
Two were provided, although Walsh rejected one Friday as simply saying, “Me. Too. Ditto.” The other, by Bennett L. Gershman, a law professor and former prosecutor and defense attorney, was criticized by the county’s lawyer, Peter Krane, and Walsh.
Gershman complained about a “gross deviation from proper standards of conduct,” saying he never before saw prosecutors go to “extraordinary lengths to exonerate a potential defendant.”
Krane countered that Gershman reviewed only a small part of the transcripts and evidence, made erroneous claims about Wilson’s testimony and was simply “parroting” one of the plaintiffs.
Lawyer Maggie Ellinger-Locke disputed that, however.
The underlying lawsuit, seeking to have Walsh appoint a special prosecutor, was filed on behalf of Montague Simmons, of Velda City, executive director of the Organization for Black Struggle; Juliette Jacobs, of Jennings, an organizer with that group; Redditt Hudson, of Florissant, a former police officer and board chairman of the Ethics Project; and Tara Thompson, a community activist from Florissant.
Ellinger-Locke said the plaintiffs need only “some showing” that McCulloch failed to fulfill his duty.
As in a hearing a month ago, Walsh made statements that didn’t bode well for the plaintiffs.
After mention in court of a famous old criticism of the grand jury process that a determined prosecutor could get even a ham sandwich indicted, Walsh suggested that the complaint against McCulloch seems to be that “because he didn’t do that in this case, he violated his responsibilities.” (read more)
How does this happen?
Remember this lady? ..”They Shot That Boy For No Reason !”
The police approached a man on the street in Baltimore suspected of carrying a firearm. Before the police could reach him the man took off running. During the pursuit the suspects handgun either fell, or was dropped, as he fled. The suspects gun went off when it hit the ground. Fortunately no-one was hit by the discharge. The man was tackled by the chasing officers and then, out of an abundance of caution, transported via ambulance.
No police officer fired their weapons. No-one was shot. The only firearm discharge was from the fleeing suspect as his firearm hit the ground.
Now watch this video of how a female “eye-witness”, injected her perception of the event, and quickly reported it to the media and enraged the community. Passionate, angry, tearful and adamant about what she witnessed.