“I felt like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan;”
Testimony of Darren Wilson to the grand jury.
There is an old saying in the legal profession: a grand jury could indict a ham sandwich if they wanted to.
Of course, the opposite is true as well: a grand jury could choose to not indict, despite a mountain of evidence suggesting a trial is advisable, which is what grand juries do over ninety-five percent of the time in Federal cases.
After shooting Michael Brown, Darren Wilson further testified to the grand jury “At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots."
If this preposterous statement were presented at a trial, Mr. Wilson would be cross-examined. He would then be forced to explain precisely how Mr. Brown, at this point with several gunshot wounds, had somehow managed to "bulk up."
However, grand jury proceedings are not trials, so we'll never know how that cross-examination may have proceeded.
Unfortunately, Michael Brown is now dead, so we are forced to accept as truth his possession of super-powers, allowing him to become stronger as each new bullet penetrated him.
Unfortunately, for the American South, William Faulkner's words have never rung more true: the past is not only not forgotten, its not even past yet. Racism, the scourge of our mighty nation, is far from dead.
Seattle author, funny modern dad and JT News columnist Ed Harris writes funny thought provoking and highly entertaining books infused with Jewish humor. Ed has three children, of assorted genders, skin colors and countries of origin, who are united in a common belief that their father was born fully-formed as a grouchy adult. His long-suffering wife bears silent testimony to the saying that “behind every successful man is a surprised woman.”