Tuesday, December 23, 2014

necropolitics: cia torturers manipulated the white house and stl overseer-in-charge manipulated the grand jury?

ap |  "Many St. Louis-area residents believe - and there is at least some evidence to suggest - that Mr. McCulloch manipulated the grand jury process from the beginning to ensure that Officer Wilson would not be indicted," May wrote.

She said in an interview that McCulloch should have removed himself from the case at the outset.
"I don't believe he followed proper procedures when he presented evidence to the grand jury," May said. "To me, he was working for the defendant in this case and not the victim."

Critics had called for McCulloch to either step aside or for Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor, citing concerns about whether McCulloch could fairly oversee the case. McCulloch's father was a police officer killed in the line of duty by a black assailant in the 1960s.

McCulloch said immediately after the announcement that the jury of nine whites and three blacks met on 25 separate days over three months, hearing more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses, including three medical examiners and experts on blood, toxicology and firearms and other issues. He said he assigned prosecutors in his office to present evidence, rather than himself, because he was "fully aware of unfounded but growing concern that the investigation might not be fair."

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III and others expressed anger that of the hundreds of National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis region on Nov. 24, none were in Ferguson as the announcement was made.

No timetable has been set for the legislative committee's investigation, and it wasn't clear if the committee would consider investigating McCulloch. A message left with Schaefer was not immediately returned.


Tom said...

I'm not saying forgive Powell and Wilkerson, but at least they know they did something wrong. They could Rumsfeld it and go to the gallows, where we all are going anyway, completely convincing themselves that they're fooling us about what they did.

Tom said...

Yeah, he had underlings who owe their jobs to him present the case. To make sure it was fair.

People who aren't even trying to be believed scare me more than the really sneaky, careful liars.

Constructive_Feedback said...

Brother CNu:


Torture By The American CIA Has Proven Far Less Effective Than The Present Drone Bombing That Kills The "Terrorist Suspects" As Labeled By The American Governmet

DECEMBER 2014 - US Drone Attack On Pakistan Kills 10 Who Were Labeled "Terrorists"


Israel Cannot Lie About Or Escape It's Conspicuous Kinetic Vulnerability

nakedcapitalism |   Israel has vowed to respond to Iran’s missile attack over the last weekend, despite many reports of US and its allies ...