Ferguson Open Thread
Good post to DailyKos about the audio recording of the shots proving Wilson is lying.
“The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment does not attach in a grand jury proceeding, or bar a grand jury from returning an indictment when a prior grand jury has refused to do so” – per Wikipedia.
With the info on the audio, the revelations about witness #10, the unconstitutional jury instruction, and more BS coming out all the time. the governor of Missouri has more than enough justification to appoint a special prosecutor to re-open the case. Most legal experts seem to think the DOJ lacks the ability to do anything, as there is no proof of a civil rights violation (as the law is defined). Thus, while a wrongful death civil suit remains possible for the Brown family, pressure to appoint a special prosecutor at the State level would be the most likely way Wilson could still face criminal charges.
Even if, as we might imagine, the governor would decline to appoint a new prosecutor, a vigorous campaign urging him to do so would put continued focus both on McCulloch’s intentional pass, and on the evidence of Wilson’s lying and probable guilt — which has only now entered the public record with the release of the material presented to the grand jury.