Use the Grand Jury When Police Shoot People?

We’ve seen the cases where police shoot and kill a person like the incident in Ferguson, Mo.  Here in Minnesota, we have a case where a man grand jurywho interfered with a domestic problem was shot and killed by the police.  In all these, and other cases, the police shootings of citizens has caused outrage.  The response of elected …

Abolish Grand Jury for Police Behavior??

If a cop kills someone while on duty, the legal response is usually to call for a grand jury hearing.  Should we abolish the grand jury for policegrand jury behavior?  Many people have urged a change in the law. The system could be improved, but I think we should keep the grand jury review as it is.

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What About the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO? Part II

Last post, I reviewed what goes on “behind the scenes” in a Grand Jury.  You’re probably aware of the tragic killing of an unarmed black man, grand jury in ferguson, MOnamed Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. by police officer Darren Wilson.  The Grand Jury there did not issue an indictment charging Officer Wilson with any crime from the shooting.

What happened?  What …

What About the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO. Part I

grand jury in ferguson, MOWhat really happened with the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO?  Unless you’ve missed all news in the past few days, you probably know that several months ago, a white cop,Officer Darren Wilson, shot and killed an unarmed black man named Michael Brown.  After riots, sit-ins, violence, and hours of media time, a Grand Jury was called to review …