Ferguson Grand Jury Was Misled About Deadly Force Law [VIDEO]
The Grand Jury who made the #FergusonDecision that has the world protesting, was misled about the law that may or may not give Darren Wilson the right to shot Mike Brown dead in the street. The prosecutor's office handed the jury an outdated law that was the key to setting the officer free of any criminal charges! Watch this!
MSNBC's Lawrence O’Donnell has exposed prosecutors in the case of Officer Darren Wilson’s killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown – proving the demonstrators fears of misconduct to be absolutely correct.
§563.046 is the MO statute that allows the use of deadly force in making an arrest.
$563.046 was read to the Grand Jury.
§563.046 was rendered unconstitutional by the Supreme Court decision Tennessee v. Garner.
The Grand Jury therefore made its decision not to indict Wilson on the basis of an unconstitutional law.
The Grand Jury decision is therefore defective.
In 1985, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Tennessee v. Garner, a 15 year old boy who was shot in the back of the head by a police officer as he attempted to flee after a robbery. The ruling meant that cops could no longer legally kill someone only for attempting to escape, the officer must now have a reasonable belief that the suspect poses a dangerous threat to someone or had committed a violent felony.
Keep in mind that Darren Wilson had no idea that Brown had previously got into the infamous altercation which was so conveniently sent to the media with plenty of false rumors and speculation surrounding it.
For three long and important weeks Alizadeh let this law simmer in the minds of the jurors.
On November 21, only three days before the Grand Jury would make their decision, the assistant prosecutor, Kathy Alizadeh attempted to protect herself by some-what coming clean, only in a way seemingly devised to confuse the jurors.
Here is what she said:
“Previously in the very beginning of this process I printed out a statute for you that was, the statute in Missouri for the use of force to affect an arrest. So if you all want to get those out. What we have discovered and we have been going along with this, doing our research, is that the statute in the state of Missouri does not comply with the case law.
So the statue I gave you, if you want to fold that in half just so that you know don’t necessarily rely on that because there is a portion of that that doesn’t comply with the law.”
At this point Alizadeh handed the jurors a new explanation of the laws on deadly force.
“That does correctly state what the law is on when an officer can use force and when he can use Deadly Force in affecting an arrest, okay. I don’t want you to get confused and don’t rely on that copy or that print-out of the statute that I’ve given you a long time ago. It is not entirely incorrect or inaccurate, but there is something in it that’s not correct, ignore it totally”.
A juror stated his confusion about what she just told them and asked if Federal court overrides Missouri statutes.
“As far as you need to know, just don’t worry about that.”
This woman deserves a portion of the defense money for doing their job so well.
Rest in Peace Big Mike and all others who've been gunned down by police. #BlackLivesMatter