The veil of silence as to what really happened during the grand jury hearing for Officer Darren Wilson may soon be lifted, as one of the grand jury members is suing St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCullough with the help of the ACLU. Under law, the prosecutor can speak out, but grand jurors are sworn to secrecy. According to “Grand Juror Doe”:
“In [the grand juror]’s view, the current information available about the grand jurors’ views is not entirely accurate — especially the implication that all grand jurors believed that there was no support for any charges,” the lawsuit says. “Moreover … the investigation of Wilson had a stronger focus on the victim than in other cases presented to the grand jury,” the lawsuit states. Doe also believes the legal standards were conveyed in a “muddled” and “untimely” manner to the grand jury. … In this specific case, “any interests furthered by maintaining grand jury secrecy are outweighed by the interests secured by the First Amendment,” the lawsuit says, adding that allowing the juror to speak would contribute to a discussion on race in America.
Wouldn’t it be nice to hear a little more about those false witness testimonies and erroneous instructions on the law?
Team Blackness also discussed #BlackLivesMatter interrupt brunch, a 30-year-old Princeton grad who killed his father over allegedly cutting his allowance, and upcoming plans for the new year.