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… People got an Education [#the Grand Jury]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 23rd,2015

.. well , people will understand that a grand jury is important ..

.. it is an important part of our criminal justice system …

.. grand juries date back to the beginning of our republic , and even further than that . They are a valuable check on the power of the state ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. the power of the state to indict is an awesome power . It is one that is supposed to be used wisely , and not without reason or judgement . in this case , police officer Darren Wilson was held up to the harsh light of the grand jury and its judgement ..

.. he passed , and he was not indicted …

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… the Department of InJustice cannot sustain a Case [#Michael Brown]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 20th,2014

.. god knows , AG Holder & his krewe are looking for an excuse for bringing civil rights charges against Ferguson , Mo police officer Darren Wilson . They would dearly love to do it ….

.. However , there has to be sound legal ground to do it . The local D.A. would have to totally butcher and botch the investigation . That is highly unlikely . Also , the state of Missouri would have to ” drop the ball . ” Also , highly unlikely . So , there will not be a pretext for federal intervention …

.. [h/t — NYSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. however , a determination not to prosecute by the local county D.A. is not a legit pretext for federal intervention . The D.A. is not stupid . He is going to present the case to a diverse panel of a grand jury . Then , that panel will take a vote . That vote [a ” true bill ” (or indictment) , or a ” no true bill ” (no indictment)] will be it ….

.. An indictment means a trial . But , there could be a plea . Also , the ” no true bill ” should mean the end of it . It should , but given the charged climate that is St. Louis County , that is highly unlikely . Maybe the AG could give the locals a lesson in how the justice system really works …

.. One can always have hope . In this Administration ‘ s Department of InJustice , I doubt it …

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… Megyn Kelly is Right ! [#blasting Mo. Governor Nixon]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 27th,2014

.. she is spot – on right …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. she made the point that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was extraordinary and highly irresponsible in making the comments that he did in urging a ” vigorous prosecution . ” …

.. A grand jury investigates , first , what happened . Then , once one is fairly sure that they have presented a sufficient case , then the prosecutor asks the grand jury to hand up an indictment , or not . They may not . They can vote a ” True Bill ” [an indictment] on the proposed charges , or ” no True Bill , ” thus clearing an individual …

.. that is something that many people do not understand . They understand the trial court process . But , they do not understand the grand jury process , or what it is supposed to do , or achieve …

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