What good did the liberal press do by spreading the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie? They set the stage for a riot.
It was never being against Michael brown but wanting to judge the case by the facts. There is another case of a black man being pulled over and shot at because he reached for a map or something. Nobody is defending that one that I know of.
The only person who can truly respond to Officer Wilson’s version of events is now unable to answer any grand jury questions. It also looks like there may be some extremely serious issues with how Prosecutor McCulloch handled this GJ proceeding, courtesy of Antonin Scalia of the SCOTUS.
Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury
“…Justice Antonin Scalia, in the 1992 Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, explained what the role of a grand jury has been for hundreds of years.
It is the grand jury’s function not ‘to enquire … upon what foundation [the charge may be] denied,’ or otherwise to try the suspect’s defenses, but only to examine ‘upon what foundation [the charge] is made’ by the prosecutor. Respublica v. Shaffer, 1 Dall. 236 (O. T. Phila. 1788); see also F. Wharton, Criminal Pleading and Practice § 360, pp. 248-249 (8th ed. 1880). As a consequence, neither in this country nor in England has the suspect under investigation by the grand jury ever been thought to have a right to testify or to have exculpatory evidence presented. http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/11/26/3597322/justice-scalia-explains-what-was-wrong-with-the-ferguson-grand-jury/
There are also questions about McCullouch’s connections to a pro-cop organization called “Backstoppers,” which helped raise money for Officer wilson’s defense fund. That would hardly seem to be an activity an impartial advocate.