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December 31, 2014

Man of the Year: The Grand Jurors in Ferguson

The Man of the Year for the Don Surber blog are 12 people whose names should never be disclosed to the public, the 12 grand jurors in St. Louis County who exonerated Officer Darren Wilson in the justifiable homicide of Michael Brown.

Their anonymity is crucial to the criminal justice system in the United States of America. Only one other person did as much to protect our civil liberties, Steve Green of Hobby Lobby, but Glenn Beck already selected him -- and the 12 grand jurors had nothing to gain but nevertheless, they refused to cave in to political pressure, and indict Officer Wilson. Their refusal to do so exhibits the courage that our Founding Fathers believed average Americans have.
Don Surber: Man of the Year

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 31, 2014 9:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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If the wailing cannibals demand those names they'll have them. Bet on it.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2014 10:15 AM

This is a failure to understand Grand Juries. A Grand Juror is a person who is to be found at a level somewhere between a tool and a fool of the prosecutor. In this case the prosecutor wished to direct the Grand Jury to find what he had already determined to be true, and indeed by this optional device his name has not been made a universal object of hate by the Academy. Mission accomplished.

No one is to be congratulated for standing up and acquitting an innocent man when the truth is obvious, or assigning that responsibility to others.

Posted by: james wilson [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2014 10:42 AM

True about Grand Jury presentations. No prosecutors are going to bring a case that he believes he cannot win. He's running for office and probably will seek higher office in the future.

If he thinks he can hang a guilty verdict around the neck of a person not guilty he'll do it. A person in a blood stained suit will walk if he doesn't think he can convict. The guilty will walk.

The old joke about indicting a ham sandwich is more often true than not.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2014 4:20 PM

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