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arren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August of 2014 will not be charged.  In November of 2014, a grand jury declined to indict officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said of the jurors “they are the only people that have heard and examined every witness and every piece of evidence” who heard over 70 hours of testimony from roughly 60 witnesses, including three medical examiners and experts on blood, toxicology and firearms. “They poured their hearts and soul into this process.”

Fast forward to 2019, “Civil rights leaders and Brown’s mother had hoped that Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, the county’s first Black prosecutor, would reopen the case after he took office in January 2019” reported the Associated Press. Prosecutor Bell announced today after a five-month review of witness statements, evidence and forensic reports by his office to see if it could be proven Wilson committed murder or manslaughter, “we cannot prove that he did” Bell said.

“My heart breaks…I know this is not the result they were looking for and that their pain will continue forever,” Bell said of Brown’s family, adding his announcement was “one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do.”

August 9, 2014, Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Officer Darren Wilson reportedly drove by and asked the boys to get out of the street and walk on the sidewalk. “Words were exchanged” and a “scuffle” ensued between Brown and Wilson which ended in Wilson shooting and killing the unarmed teenager. The body was left in the street for hours as witnesses began filming and posting on social media.

The Associated Press reports Wilson said Brown, the 6’ 4” 18-year-old “came at him menacingly, forcing him to fire his gun in self-defense.” Brown’s death sparked extensive protests and riots, warranting Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency and call in the National Guard to help restore order. In March of 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it will not prosecute Wilson in Brown’s death.

Unable to prosecute once again, Bell’s office “faced no restrictions in re-examining Brown’s death for potential murder charges. Wilson was never charged and tried, so double jeopardy was not an issue. There is no statute of limitations on filing murder charges,” reports the Associated Press.

11 Comments

  1. so another reason to riot? BTW, y’all know that Brown has already threatened a store owner and physically attached him right?

  2. Nor should he be.

  3. Try reversing the situation and see how this would fly.

    Of course if it was a white perp and a black cop no one would ever had heard about it or cared.

  4. Um Yeah, its because the officer did NOTHING WRONG!!!!! It has already been shown that Brown came after the officer and that the shooting was justified. Hands up Don’t Shoot is complete BS. Always has been. And you would think that the lessons learned from jumping to conclusions here would have actually been heeded, NOPE. Look at what is happening right now. Same Sh** different City.

  5. With sympathy for the Brown family, I hope this is over now. It is a terrible thing to lose a son, no matter what he did to bring on his own demise. And he certainly did that. Odd that the article leaves so much information out – the robbery of the store, the beating of the store owner, the assault on the officer inside his squad car. Odd. Hopefully Prosecutor McCulloch leaves Officer Wilson alone now so he can get on with his life too.

  6. Even Eric Holder, then AG of the US, knew the officer who shot Michael Brown was justified.

  7. This police officer, like 99.99999% of police officers was just doing his job. Obama and Holder exploited his death to further divide America.

  8. Painful yes…very much for the family. Just as painful for the Police Officer whose life was destroyed…and the fact that he has to live with the chaos that was caused through the inciting of unrest. It’s pretty hard what he and his family???… had to live through as well. Quit thinking your invincible (I don’t care what color you are) …quit resisting the law when simply being pulled over or questioned on the street. You’ll have your day in court and you’ll be alive when that day comes.

  9. it was asinine to try and bring charges again, it was purely a politically motivated attempt to appease the haters of our LEOs.

  10. Oh WOW…time for ANTIFA and BLM to BURN DOWN Fergusson, all over again!
    Get ’em boys! Shoild be interesting this week as they arrive to “burn it down,”

  11. Anybody surprised by this outcome is an antiAmerican Lawless POS.

    If youre a punk, act like a punk, you will be shot like a punk…cant fix stupid…but you can bury it

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