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Grand Jury Given Till January to Consider Charges Against Ferguson Officer

September 16, 2014  | 

A grand jury in Missouri now has more time to decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington has extended the grand jury's deadline until January 7, Paul Fox, the county's director of judicial administration, told CNN.

The grand jury will mull testimony and decide whether they believe Wilson committed a crime when he shot Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, on August 9.

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David Sanborn @ 9/16/2014 4:23 PM

Why do you use sissy terms like "unarmed 18-year-old for the criminal brown? Why not describe him accurately as a violent criminal with a long rap sheet, who had just done a strongarm robbery, and was on several drugs at the time he was shot?

kevCopAz @ 9/16/2014 4:32 PM

I agree with David to an extent. The fair article would have stated "unarmed 18 y/o robbery suspect". That would star the facts. Do you think that a News Paper article or statement by the Prosecutor would ever say "18 y/o robbery suspect twice the size and weight of the officer who the suspect assaulted and tried to take his weapon? There would be more facts in that statement.

TheRookie @ 9/16/2014 6:12 PM

Police Magazine & Bobit Media stop the PC crap with L.E.O's. They go through it enough without having it used here, too. They need to have this extra time so the detractors go back home. Ever see a Californian or Floridian try to protest in the dead cold of Missouri in January? Cools them down real quick. LOL

Fed Cop @ 9/17/2014 10:20 AM

The reason the GJ has until January, they have to wait until the officer fully recovers from his injuries inflicted by the poor little "unarmed 18-year-old".

Sherry @ 9/18/2014 11:19 AM

The GJ should do what it needs to do in the same time frame as with any other case. I would like to know how many black people are in this GJ. That time frame is way too long. It really doesn't matter what shape the accused is in to make a decision. No one, and I mean no one should shoot unarmed people at any time.

Bill @ 9/19/2014 8:44 AM

At a recent townhall meeting in Ferguson, 'protestors' stormed the meeting and demanded that Darren Wilson be arrested and convicted. One resident is quoted, "If Darren Wilson gets off, it's going down."
Another said, "You people are ISIS for black people."
Yet another said, "There will be a race war."

To all of that, I say, "Good Luck."

Capt. Crunch @ 9/19/2014 11:24 AM

I guess the chicken Sh## town of Ferguson figures why not charge one officer and make these militant black morons happy and prevent a riot. Plus this will make Obama, and his racial group also happy.

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