Law

Time to Fix Grand Juries

If you are an ordinary citizen being investigated for a crime by an American grand jury, there is a 99.993% chance you’ll be indicted. Yet if you’re a police officer, that chance falls to effectively nil.
While the ‪#‎MichaelBrown‬ tragedy in ‪#‎Ferguson‬ elevated the harsh reality of grand juries to the global stage, no case has driven it home more than ‪#‎EricGarner‬’s. A victim who was unarmed and did not resist. A forbidden chokehold according to ‪#‎NYPD‬ rules. Ruled a homicide by the medical examiner who performed the autopsy. And it was all caught on crystal-clear video.
If Eric Garner’s killer can’t be indicted, what cop possibly could?

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