Monday, January 12, 2015

A new letter was just sent to Missouri Judge Maura McShane that could get the case against Darren Wilson reopened.

The letter was sent by the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which is reportedly a separate entity than the NAACP. The group is asking for a new grand jury, as well as a special prosecutor to replace Bob McCulloch. Additionally, the letter asked for an investigation into McCulloch’s conduct during the first trial.

The group cited three reasons why the Wilson case should be reopened. First, the letter claimed that McCulloch, “knowingly presented false witness testimony to the grand jury.”

While it can be argued that this is true, forensic tests have revealed that there were false witness testimony on both sides of the case. Therefore, it’s difficult to ascertain what would have affected the grand jury’s decision.

Secondly, the group claimed that McCulloch, “presented incorrect and misleading statements of law to the grand jury and sanctioned unlawful juror practices” when one of his assistant’s provided legal documents to the grand jury that were out of date.

Finally, they say that “the questioning of witnesses often appeared to advocate for defendant Wilson’s version of the shooting.”

This last point is ridiculous, since McCulloch was clearly just looking for the truth. While the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund is obviously just bitter that the first grand jury proved Wilson’s innocence, their letter could easily gain enough momentum to get the case reopened.

Hopefully, this does not happen.

H/T: Conservative Tribune

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