Any thoughts on the decision not to indict Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent reaction?
Rudy Giuliano didn't do himself any favours on Channel 4 news last night.
I will preface by saying that none of us have seen all the evidence that the Grand jury did but it does seem strange that they did not consider that there was even enough evidence to try Wilson.
From the bits of evidence I have read it would appear there was a struggle for the gun where the first shot was fired and it likely that Brown was not standing quietly with his hands up when he was shot but he was still 135 feet away when he was shot, far enough not to be a threat and far enough away that a significant number of shots missed the target completely. I would have thought there was a case to answer. At least there should have been an opportunity for Wilson to be cross examined on some of the weaker aspects of his story (he was big and scary, I thought he had a gun) to determine if perhaps he was simply not up to the job he was being asked to do or if there are wider issues (racism or lack of resource or simply that Police have lost control of the streets) which need to be addressed.
As regards the protests there were numerous peacful protests from Seattle to New York but riots in Ferguson (why respect the law when it does not respect you) are deemed the more newsworthy, a self fulfilling prophesy due to the timing of the anouncement. They only help further demonise the black population, see Fox news or Foxcommander for evidence of this.