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… What do I Think in Darren Wilson ‘ s Case ?!?! [#grand jury decision]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 21st,2014

.. so , what do I think ? …

.. it is based upon what I have seen , what I have written [here and elsewhere] , what I have watched , and other things …

.. of this , I can be fairly sure …

.. Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not , repeat , NOT , be indicted for murder …

.. [h/t — en.Wikipedia.org]..
.. [link] to the Wikipedia article …

.. at the worst , I believe that Darren Wilson will be indicted for manslaughter . He could be indicted for voluntary manslaughter , but I highly doubt that .. voluntary manslaughter requires malice , or intent beforehand ..

.. at the worst , depending upon how the case is presented to the grand jury , Officer Wilson may well be indicted for involuntary manslaughter . Given that Michael Brown was the aggressor , and attacked Wilson in his cruiser , the law will give Wilson a certain amount of latitude in his response to Brown …

.. however , it does not give him carte blanche . He can employ reasonable force to bring Michael Brown to justice , but only that . He may well have crossed the line , but only barely . A judgement of ” no true bill , ” or no indictment of the officer , thus clearing him , also would not surprise me …

.. given all of the conflicting statements , and the lack of scientific evidence , other than that of what happened to Brown and Wilson directly , it makes it virtually impossible to charge Wilson with murder . The same situation makes it very difficult , but not impossible , to charge him with voluntary manslaughter …

.. that is what I think …

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