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Posted by Rixar13 August 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm.
I hope so but, we shall see.
Posted by Edie August 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm.
Based on what I have seen about Ferguson, they will never find a jury to convict a white cop for killing a black man.
Posted by Jim Phillips August 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm.
Remember the subway shooting in Oakland, CA of Oscar Grant? Former transit cop convicted in California subway shooting. Yes, Darren Wilson will do prison time for either murder, manslaughter or violating Brown’s civil rights.
Posted by Lynn Squance August 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm.
Well isn`t it interesting that Wilson was part of a police force known for racism, so much so that the entire force was fired. That in his rookie year when he would normally be so “impressionable“. No wonder he found another home in Ferguson. The plot thickens.
Posted by Alex P. August 22, 2014 at 8:36 am.
In a fair and just world, of course he would. However… in THIS one, the answer is almost certainly "Haha, no. Of course he won’t."
Posted by mamabear August 21, 2014 at 2:52 am.
He will not even stand up in court and tell how he murdered a man because he was not white. Justice is a joke sometimes.
Posted by Patty August 20, 2014 at 6:12 am.
Of course he won’t serve time. I’m sure if he is even arrested and charged, he will claim PTSD and nightmares about Black men coming after him and get off with just probation IF convicted.
Posted by Steve August 20, 2014 at 5:28 am.
Since there are not even charges of murder against the officer yet much less a conviction your question is premature.
Posted by SoINeedAName August 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm.
Darren (chuckle-chuckle) Wilson (tee-hee) do PRISON (chortle-chortle) TIIME (guffaw-guffaw) for murdering a black man (bwaaa-haaaaa … snort … cough … gasp … No, really – I’m OK now …
DAMN – w/e you’re toking, I WANT SOME OF IT!
Posted by Yvonne White August 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm.
I believe the "award-winning" cop will not be charged – but will probably resign & move to another country very soon…
Posted by Lynn Squance August 16, 2014 at 11:16 am.
I said ‘no’. I have lost faith in the American justice system. Look back at Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman shot the kid and walked away from it. And I am sure that there have been others. Now Michael Brown. It seems "SSDD".
I have experienced racism twice — once as a pre teen and second as a teen. The first was my maternal grandfather who grabbed me by the scruff as we walked to the corner store in a Buffalo, NY neighbourhood. "Get over here girl or the "n …rs" are going to get you." That left such an indelible mark on me that I will never forget it. I was apalled at my grandfather and never forgave him for that hateful remark. The second came when I was going out with a black student about 1970. He was from Jamaica and the cousin of my best friend. One day at school I heard a group of his "friends" (with friends like that, who needs enemies?
talking and saying "he’s trying to see how far he can get with a little white girl". I was angry. There can be racism onall sides, however, historical evidence going back into the 1600’s, and probably before, shows that racism was and is alive and well. That should not be!
If there is any repercussion towards Wilson, I don’t think it will be more than a slap on the wrist, not even termination of employment. I hope I am wrong because racism is a cancer that too easily metastacises affecting all of society.
Posted by Lynn Squance in reply to Lynn Squance August 16, 2014 at 11:17 am.
That ‘smiley’ should be a bracket. Don’t know how it got there.
Posted by Joanne D August 16, 2014 at 4:34 am.
Seeing as the chief prosecutor of the county is one of the most livid that Nixon even brought the Highway Patrol in, and seeing as they won’t even interview eyewitnesses, even if it got to trial there would be no evidence presented to convict.
Posted by jla August 16, 2014 at 2:12 am.
There will be grounds for a mistrial due to prosecutor bias
Posted by Dandelion August 16, 2014 at 1:13 am.
If they have Stand Your Ground law he will most certainly get off. All someone has to do is look at you wrong and say your life felt threatened.
They have circled the wagons around their own. They "might" sacrifice him to get the spotlight off of the rest of them if the heat and attention stay on it.
But I lean more to the he’ll get away with it. Sadly in our Country the scales of justice are rigged.
Posted by gene jacobson August 16, 2014 at 12:57 am.
Probably not. Now that they are throwing around allegations that Michael "may" have been a suspect in a minor shoplifting incident, though Wilson did NOT know that, and muddying the waters, sadly, the most that will likely happen is they may fire one racist cop – eventually.
Posted by Lona Goudswaard August 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm.
Too many other cases like this in the past to make me think that this time common sense or justice will prevail. However, I can hope for a different outcome, can’t I?
Posted by Edie August 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm.
Very few police officers ever serve time for murders they commit while on the job. In view of the racism apparent in that area, I doubt any jury would convict if he were even indicted.