Thursday, November 27, 2014

No Rush to Grand Jury Judgment Under Bob McColloch’s Instructions to Incompetent Dream Team Kathi Lynn Alizadeh and Sheila Whirley

McColloch - Wilson - Brown - Ferguson Missouri

They took their time and even quoted obsolete struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court statutes that give cops a license to kill especially if perps are unarmed and fleeing. McColloch’s predicted months long probe ending up even being many hours late when the Grand Jury had supposedly already finished on Monday.

Missouri’s obsolete statute presented to the Grand Jury sounded more like something out of Jim Crow or the pre-Civil War Fugitive Slave laws protecting the property of plantation owners of Missouri – as pointed out by Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC last night.

Blacks at best in Missouri can only get 3/5 entitlement to any law, past or present, on the books there. Less if McColloch & Co. are orchestrating an intentionally mismanaged, botched hack job on protecting Male White Entitlement in this old borderline slave state. 

The steamy evening, with a temperature of 84 and 72 percent humidity at 8 p.m., took its toll on the early energy level. Adding to the discomfort was a heavy thunderstorm passing through.
A pair of protesters supporting Officer Darren Wilson walked along West Florissant shortly before the rain struck. Many in the crowd shouted at them, and police quickly removed them by squad car.
Another protester, Mubarack Sulamann, traveled from Memphis to Ferguson to peddle T-shirts that read “Justice for Mike Brown.” The cost? $10.
The first of two marches in Clayton was held in the morning as the grand jury commenced its work. But County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch warned that it won’t finish its task any time soon, despite numerous calls by protesters and some public officials for speedy action.
“Our target date is, hopefully, by the middle of October,” McCulloch said. “I certainly understand the concern, but we won’t rush it through. In the long run people, at least a majority of people, will appreciate the thoroughness.”
Grand juries work in secret. The grand jury meets in his office behind secure doors in the County Justice Center, across South Central Avenue Carondelet Avenue from the St. Louis County Courthouse. Reporters have no ability to see anyone entering or leaving the grand jury room, or how they get to McCulloch’s office from outside the building.
Handling the case before the grand jury are assistant prosecutors Sheila Whirley, who is black, and Kathi Alizadeh, who is white. Alizadeh, with 27 years experience, is the regular homicide prosecutor. Whirley has the grand jury assignment and 18 years experience.
McCulloch declined to discuss any evidence, but elaborated upon his decision not to rush the investigation.
“Some people say we are rushing to judgment and others say we are dragging it out,” he said. “We will do this as expeditiously as possible, but certainly not in any haphazard manner.”
As for October, he said, “It could be longer than that, or shorter than that. I doubt any sooner than that.”
Outside the Justice Center, about 50 protesters marched and chanted in the 7800 block of Carondelet Avenue. One held a sign saying, “Recuse McCulloch.”

The only tense moment was when Pattie Canter of Clayton walked to the protest area carrying a sign saying, “My family and friends support Officer Wilson and the police.”