“Black People’s Grand Jury” votes to indict Officer Darren Wilson
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A ‘mock’ grand jury with no legal standing decides that former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should have faced charges for shooting and killing Michael Brown.
The ‘Black People`s Grand Jury’ as it`s called announced its decision this morning in north St. Louis County.
12 people heard evidence from the Brown case over the weekend and decided 11 to one that Wilson should have been indicted for first degree murder.
Organizers accused Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch of stacking the case that was presented to the legal grand jury in a way that helped Wilson to be cleared.
They argued this event was about self-determination for African-Americans.
‘Black people must take control of our lives. We cannot trust our children, the future of our community, in the hands of this establishment that has proven to us over and over again its disregard for black life,’ said Omali Yeshitela, the lead prosecutor for the mock grand jury.
McCulloch maintains the real grand jury process was fair.