Zero Tolerance: A grand jury on Monday declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown. It took months for the grand jury to contemplate this decision. It took St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch too long to actually announce the decision. It seemed clear that there would be no indictment since the grand jury took way too long to make their decision.
So, now there will be no state charges against the officer. And, if a grand jury cannot indict, any type of civil suit will fail as well. So, what does that leave as a recourse in this particular case? The Department of Justice? Will they intervene? That did work for the Rodney King case, but there are many examples where it did not.
So, where do we go from here?