The residents of Ferguson, Missouri won’t be be terribly pleased.
From the NYTimes.com:
Justice Dept. to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting
by Matt Apuzzo & Michael S. Schmidt
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said.
That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said.
This therefore lends much credence to the chronology of events as portrayed by ex-Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson, who indicated that suspect Michael Brown did in fact attempt to disarm him and did in fact strike him, requiring the application of force which, in that case, was Officer Wilson’s sidearm.
Think about this: ex-Officer Wilson was forced to resign and he and his family subject to death threats locally and nationally, despite his actions being upheld in two separate legal venues: the Grand Jury failed to indict, and the US Department of Justice will fail to charge.
Officer Wilson’s actions were scrutinized for months by, literally, hundreds of persons, one sitting jury and the US DOJ. He was exonerated in both instances and still his professional and likely his private life was destroyed.
For responding properly to a threat.
Don’t think for a moment there wasn’t great pressure on the DOJ to find something, anything on Darren Wilson, with said pressure coming directly from the Oval Office and the Racial Pimps, NYC and DC chapters.
On a professional and clinical level, justice was done.
On a personal level, one good man’s life was changed forever.