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Offline mystery-ak

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http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/ferguson-protests-peaceful-night-article-1.1913057


Missouri grand jury mulling Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown has 3 blacks, 9 whites
MEG WAGNER, CORKY SIEMASZKO Today, 08:03 AM

 Nine whites and three blacks will decide whether to charge a Missouri cop with killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The breakdown of the St. Louis County grand jury weighing evidence against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was released Friday by a state court judge at the request of Bloomberg News.

Wilson is white. Brown was black. And outrage over the unarmed teen’s killing two weeks ago fueled violent demonstrations and scattered looting in Ferguson.

While Ferguson is a mostly African-American suburb, the grand jurors were selected from a countywide pool of registered voters.

St. Louis County, which does not include the city of St. Louis, is about 23% African-American, according to U.S. Census figures.

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Offline Fishrrman

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Someone please educate me here.

Does the vote of a grand jury have to be unanimous, in order to level an indictment against the accused?

Or... ?

Offline GourmetDan

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Seems that I read somewhere else that 9 votes were required to indict.

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Offline mrclose

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Someone please educate me here.

Does the vote of a grand jury have to be unanimous, in order to level an indictment against the accused?

Or... ?


Here you go ..

What's A Grand Jury? How Will It Work In The Ferguson Case?

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whats-grand-jury-how-will-it-work-ferguson-case


Offline GourmetDan

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Here you go ..

"Usually the grand jury is pretty subservient to the prosecutor.  If prosecutor wants an indictment, he can almost always get it.”

Doesn't look good for Darren Wilson...


"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

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