Sometimes things have a way of coming out and it’s never too late when they do. It’s finally starting to come out that Bob McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney for St. Louis who was responsible for presenting the Grand Jury with information regarding the murder of Mike Brown and whether Darren Wilson should be indicted for it was grossly negligent in his duties. As a result a juror on that panel has filed a law suit against McCulloch alleging
the prosecutor knowingly and deliberately misrepresented to the public how the grand jury felt about the evidence and whether or not Darren Wilson should have been charged. In the lawsuit the juror, suing in part for the opportunity to speak openly about the case without harm of criminal penalty, claims that she/he did indeed feel that Darren Wilson should’ve been charged with crimes, but that McCulloch, in his public statements about the case, suggested otherwise. The lawsuit also alleges that the entire grand jury process was prejudicially managed by McCulloch and that it often felt like slain Ferguson teenager Mike Brown was on trial instead of Darren Wilson.
I wonder whether it was the fact that he allowed a witness,the one notably quoted by FoxNews repeatedly who said Mike Brown charged at Wilson before he was fatally shot, to testify before the grand jury even though he, McCulloch knew she was lying and wasn’t even there to witness the shooting. Fortunately, the charges against McCulloch, some 58 of them are even more pointed than that.
An eleven page complaint was filed with the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel as well claiming that the district attorney’s office among other things presented the grand jury with a legal instruction ruled unconstitutional for decades misplaced evidence related to key witness Dorian Johnson and failed to provide specific charges to the jury after ‘dumping’ on them thousands of pages of interviews and evidence the complainants cite as going above gross negligence.
McCulloch on the other hand seems unbowed even though he’s being served with the federal lawsuit (brought by the juror) and the state bar complaint. Maybe he’s just as confident as Darren Wilson that #whiteprivilege will allow him to get away with murder, too!
Since 2008 when he was only 12 years old, Mike Brown was doomed to his fate of lying in the middle of a Ferguson, Missouri road with his brains leaking out of his head for four and half hours while his parents wailed nearby powerless to help him. His journey towards this rather ignoble end began in 2008 when Barack Hussein Obama was elected president and white people the country over who were against the notion that an African-American should be president decided to take matters into their own hands and mete out punishment on any black male they could. As a result Mike Brown didn’t stand a chance that day in August, 2014 when he entered Darren Wilson’s world and that brief encounter which ended with his murder would set the wheels in motion of institution racism whereby it was absolutely not possible for him or his family to receive justice. Every institution that is supposed to be responsible for justice in American society was irrevocably stacked against him and every one would collude to make sure his rights would forever be trampled upon and would not see the light of day.
Darren Wilson shot Brown because he refused to be intimidated by a white police officer and Wilson seeing his authority being challenged by a disobedient black boy snapped and gave into a centuries old rage of the authoritarian class driven by the idea that no black man should ever refuse to do what a white man tells him to do. As a policeman Wilson knew he could set the rules and everything else that followed from his interaction with Brown would naturally go the way he wanted because that’s the way it always has been; there are no repercussions to come from a policeman killing a black man, none. Wilson’s department rallied around him initially refusing even to give his name to the press corp that gathered to cover this storm; Wilson himself did not write a police report for weeks after the shooting, giving him and his department and the country time to concoct a counter narrative to the one being given by the many witnesses who actually saw the execution.
The media and especially FoxNews and talk radio were willing accomplices in exonerating Wilson of Mike Brown’s murder repeating the now discredited stories first offered up by Wilson himself and eventually by others who were persuaded to give credibility to the lie through sworn grand jury testimony. (More on that in a moment.) This is the same media that has taken every chance to discredit the country’s first black president even if it meant practically swearing allegiance to an adversary. The
Ferguson police were openly scornful of the Brown family, the media who they were uncertain of would spin their lies and even the federal government, taking great pains to do any and everything they could to show their contempt for whatever it is they were asked to do or provide. In many cases they gave what was not asked, the video of Brown strong arming the items he stole from the convenience store or withheld items they were asked like information on the shooter or Brown’s autopsy. All of these machinations were done merely to allow the other parts of the white justice system to gear up and pick up where the FPD left off.
When it was finally announced there would be grand jury proceedings the prosecutor responsible for conducting it, Bob McCulloch whose police officer father was killed by an African-American refused to recuse himself from the role instead insisting he be removed by the governor of Missouri who insisted it was McCulloch’s call whether to step down. A better dance of abdication could not be choreographed and with that spectacle came the coup de grace, the complete and utter exoneration of Wilson set up by McCulloch who presented testimony from witnesses he himself said he knew they were lying and were not even present at the shooting they claimed to have seen. Instead what these witnesses did was regurgitate the story initially put out by Wilson and the press in the days immediately following Brown’s murder. To the institutions of racism, fairness is allowing known liars to lie about an event in the name of full disclosure before a court of law. So it should come as no surprise that Wilson would not be indicted but rather be sent away with a rather large sum of money….bounty money as it were, for killing an unarmed, surrendering boy. And because he wasn’t charged with a crime and resigned instead of being fired, although I doubt that would make any difference, it’s quite conceivable he could go on to find employment in another police department…possibly Cleveland, Ohio where an
officer with an equally disastrous record as Wilson was hired after being FIRED from a police department and went on to kill a 12 year old Tamer Rice……and continue his killing spree unabated.
This is how racism works in the criminal justice system…..it is systemic and widespread. Black men are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than whites and in almost all cases police are not indicted for these at times public executions of citizens. Fix this America!
A lot has been said about the grand jury’s refusal to indict Darren Wilson many saying because of the thuggish reputation of Mike Brown. However, Wilson has a history of thug like behavior with the civilian population of Ferguson that his supporters conveniently forget. For them I post this video
Darren Wilson worked for the Ferguson police for six years and he worked with colleagues who were as brutal and negligent of citizenship rights as he was. The story of Henry Davis and its aftermath is one Darren Wilson was aware since he was working at the FPD during that time.
Henry Davis made a wrong turn from a road leading into Ferguson and his life was changed for the worse. Henry Davis has a first and last name only like someone who is wanted by the FPD but nothing else in common and despite evidence and his own protestations that he was NOT the man FPD was looking for he was arrested and put in a cell late at night where he was brutally assaulted unprovoked by members of the Ferguson police department.
He had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for the injuries you see in the photo but to add insult to these injuries the police charged Davis with four counts of “destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him”. Davis spent several days in jail and was released after spending $1,500 for basically doing…………………..nothing but driving down a Ferguson city street, much like Mike Brown was walking down one and all this happened while Darren Wilson was employed by the FPD. He had nothing to do with this episode of police brutality but he was certainly aware of it. Why? Mr. Davis decided to sue the police in a civil case and one of the defendants Police Officer John Beaird testified thusly
“After Mr. Davis was detained, did you have any blood on you?” asked Davis’ lawyer, James Schottel.
“No, sir,” Beaird replied.
Schottel showed Beaird a copy of the “property damage” complaint.
“Is that your signature as complainant?” the lawyer asked.
“It is, sir,” the cop said.
“And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?” the lawyer asked.
“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,” the cop said.
“And didn’t I ask you earlier in this deposition if Mr. Davis got blood on your uniform?”
“You did, sir.”
“And didn’t you respond no?”
“Correct. I did.”
In other words the officer(s) committed perjury, a punishable offense, although he had no problem lying on the stand and directly contradicting his own official police report. This is Darren Wilson’s world; this is where he worked and this is how he expected to be treated and how he expected to treat others and you call Mike Brown a thug?
The video below shows how a white suspect is dealt with during a potentially life threatening situation as opposed to what would have happened had he been black. The police didn’t just tase this man once, they tased him four times, fought with him and called for back up and fought with him some more outside before he was subdued. He died in the hospital, but not because he was shot six times…in fact he wasn’t shot at all. I kept asking myself during this video why wasn’t the man shot?