…when the Grand Jury announcement come in, of course.
Protestors in Ferguson find that declaration hideously ironic, considering…that he has 1000 National Guard members standing by, the po-po’s have loaded up on weapons, and…
‘Navy Veteran Exposes Disturbing DHS Presence Near Ferguson — and Gets Fired for It’
TopRightNews reports over 100 DHS vehicles, not police cars as Mark Paffrath mistakenly called them.
Gosh, I wonder if the Gov and the Police and DHS security forces will ‘tolerate’ any violence from the St. Louis chapter of the KKK?
AnonCopwatch and Anon#OpKKK have been unmasking and naming some of the Klan near Ferguson, and claim one is a cop, and was behind the pamphlet (shown) threatening protestors in advance of their violence, looting, terrorism, etc. after the assumed non-indictment of Darren Wilson comes down from On High. One Klansmen they claim IS a cop. Anon#OpKKK has been (ahem) disabling some of their Twitter accounts and causing quite the kerfuffle with the Klan. [Update: perhaps only one]
We are forced to wonder both: Who taught them to hate? Can they be redeemed? So many of them are such hard faces to gaze at for long before being forced to glance away with distaste, if not revulsion. Can we see them as shadows of ‘there but for the grace of the goddess go we’? Ah, too hard, too hard… Back to Ferguson.
From 11/17/14: Protestors disrupt traffic for 4.5 minutes of silence & hold “mass die-in”
Yesterday St.LouisToday shed some light on what’s up with McCulloch’s hatched plan, as well as the grand jury process in general, nine of the twelve votes needed to attain a ‘true bill’ for indictment, etc. But this is the clearest narrative attributed to McCulloch I’ve heard yet:
‘Typically, grand juries hear only the evidence provided by prosecutors to establish probable cause, but McCulloch has said that the Wilson grand jury would be given the amount of evidence that is typically presented at a trial. Instead of simply reviewing a medical examiner’s report, jurors would hear from the medical examiner, he has said. They would also hear from witnesses and would hear every statement made by those witnesses — whether to the media or via social media, he promised.’
I had not known that the jurors decide when they’ve heard enough evidence, and remember: McCulloch has been ‘presenting evidence’ for close to three months now. The former DA they interviewed said that typically the evidence to the GJ takes about 45 minutes, though it might stretch to a few days depending on witness availability; both Bmaz and MasoninBlue agreed that typically, a max of two hours could be close to right to indict the proverbial ‘ham sandwich’.
That former prosecutor, Eric Zahnd:
‘…has been the prosecuting attorney in Platte County, in suburban Kansas City, since 2002. He is a past president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and has been a vocal critic of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, saying the governor was “fueling tensions” in Ferguson by neither supporting McCulloch’s decision to have a grand jury investigation, nor replacing him with a special prosecutor.’
Protestors in Clayton are shutting down intersections as I type. Lots of police, of course.
What T-shirt message could be simpler, and yet so hard to imagine?
(cross-posted at My.Firedoglake.com)
p.s. I signed up for notification when the GJ’s decision is announced; I’ll update if it’s today