The World Erupts Upon Hearing Darren Wilson Verdict [Video & Full Testimony]

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Michael Brown’s mother cries aloud upon hearing verdict

If I were to say I’m surprised by the decision of the St. Louis County Grand Jury, I would be lying to you. However, that doesn’t lessen nor belittle the emotions I have towards the Michael Brown case. Three months ago, I wrote an article discussing the reasons why Darren Wilson wouldn’t get indicted. Obviously correct about the previous foreshadowing of legal injustices that would take place; America is now undergoing an identity crises. Many millenials, like myself, are coming to the realization that this country hasn’t changed much since the inception of the Civil Rights era. And though, entities such as the Supreme Court would state otherwise (see removal of the Voters Right Act shut down), the world is seeing first hand just how corrupt the legal system is in America.

For the majority of the 104 days of waiting, peaceful protests were voiced in Ferguson, Missouri upon waiting for the verdict. Many people waited anxiously as Darren Wilson, still on paid leave, sat free in the comfortable confinements of his house. Many people speculated that this decision would be unjust due to Bob McCulloch’s role in this case.

Here are two main reasons (before investigation began):

1) As mentioned in my previous article, Mr. McCulloch comes from a family of cops who served at the St. Louis County Police Department.

2) Mr. McCulloch could have bypassed a grand jury, and could’ve brought the indictment for Darren Wilson himself.

reasons to speculate an unjust investigation as it’s ongoing:

 

Below, is a video of protesters listening to District Attorney Robert McCulloch’s announcement of the St. Louis County Grand Jury decision to indict Darren Wilson on Monday November 24, 2014.

Reaction to verdict in Ferguson, Missouri…

In Los Angeles, California…

In New York City….

In New Jersey..

In Oakland, California…

In Washington D.C. ….

In North Carolina (UNC Students)…

In Chicago Illinois…

In Houston, Texas…

In Seattle, Washington (UW Students)…

In Portland, Oregon…

And even in London, England…

 

Twitter went up in a fury upon the release of Darren Wilson’s medical report:

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*All photos via USA Today*

Which later prompted the hashtag #ThingsMoreHurtThanDarrenWilson :

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Along with Darren Wilson’s gruesome medical images, the icing on the cake of this investigation (or lack thereof) was the release of Darren Wilson’s full testimony. Wilson’s choice of words to describe 18 year old Mike Brown were colorfully embellished to paint Mike Brown as someone who had supernatural strength, however, he Wilson was never cross examined about this testimony by the prosecutor. See below for yourself!


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*all screenshots courtesy of New York Times*

Major Discrepancy within Police Chief and Darren Wilson testimony:

– Police chief claimed Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown from a distance of 30 feet, but the video and proof below claim otherwise.

If you look at the videos, images, and testimony provided above, it’s pretty obvious to see why many people are outraged over a decision to indict Darren Wilson on “Probable Cause”.”Probable Cause” is the lowest form of punishment used in the court system. For “probable cause” to be decided, all one has to prove is that there is reason to believe a certain violation of law took place; in this case, primarily the use of “excessive force”. Darren Wilson, however, was spared from this indictment because he had the DA in his pocket and 104 days to put together the weakest testimony against someone he killed.

Where do we go from here?

Civil charges and Federal Civil Rights charges can still be brought upon Darren Wilson. And though many believe Darren Wilson might dodge most of these charges, the result of Monday’s verdict has unleashed a whole new perception of how many view America. While protesting is currently being conducted for a third day, events unprecedented will continue to take place until justice is served. We’ll keep you updated on what exactly these specific events are, but until then #stayWoke America.