Saturday, August 13, 2022

High Profile Cases Never Brought to Trial: Ever Wonder How Grand Jury’s Work?

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*No “guilty” or “innocent” verdicts were handed down in two  high-profile cases last year. Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, N.Y., didn’t even go to trial at all..

And these officers actually killed unarmed, black men.

In both cases, a grand jury decided that no criminal charges should be filed against them.

The decisions, handed down within two weeks of each other, sparked a racial divide and outrage across the country and around the world.

And of course, most recently, in Cleveland, the prosecutor there seems to have gone out of his way to direct a grand jury to NOT bring back an indictment against the cop who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was playing with a toy gun.

We won’t ever  know what actually went down in the room where the grand juries came to their decisions. Why? Well, it’s kind of like Vegas, “what happens in the grand jury room stays in the grand jury room.”

But what if you could actually take a peek behind that closed door and see what makes them tick?

There’s a video you should watch.

Article continues at EURThisNthat.

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Just as I suspected. The grand jury is completed controlled by the prosecutor. No defense attorney allowed or even a judge. It’s ironic that one of the abusive practices resulting from Amerikkka’s grand juries, is to do exactly what they were formed to prevent back in England in the sixteenth century. That is, “to prevent corrupt prosecutors from targeting someone for a crime they did not commit.”
    Here in Amerikkka, prosecutors routinely use the grand jury to intimidate suspects from going to trial and accepting plea deals instead. Like one case I know of where someone was blaring their car radio and wasn’t able to hear the cop siren. Fucking pigs arrested the person on felony resisting arrest, and the prosecutor got a grand jury to rule on prosecution. The person ended up pleading.

    Most countries, including England, eventually abolished the grand jury because of its inherent corrupt nature. So why is it still alive and well in Amerikkka?

    Hmmm… Tamir rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner… no prosecution because the prosecutor was able to manipulate the grand jury.
    That’s why it’s so important to have a functioning federal department of justice, and not one as sorry as the one we now have under the Obama administration.

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