The lawyer for the family of Michael Brown denounced Tuesday the “unfair” process that resulted in no indictment for the police officer who shot and killed the unarmed black youth.
“This process is broken. This process should be indicted,” Benjamin Crump told reporters, a day after a grand jury opted not to send police officer Darren Wilson to trial.
The decision prompted a night of violent unrest in the St Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson, as well as protests in cities around the United States.
Crump said he and his team had gone through much of the “data dump” of testimony from the prolonged, closed-door grand jury hearing into the August 2 shooting.
“We went through it as much as we could and saw how completely unfair this process was,” he said.
He criticized the way Wilson had not been cross-examined when he appeared before the grand jury in September, saying “a first-year law student would have done a better job.”
“When was his credibility ever challenged?” he asked.
Crump also denounced a “symbiotic relationship” between St Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who is the son of a slain police officer, and local law enforcement.
Civil rights firebrand Reverend Al Sharpton said the Brown case renewed a nationwide fight for greater police accountability.
“This is not a Ferguson problem… This is a problem all over the country,” he said.
He added: “We may have lost one round but the fight is not over.”
Air Force admits it ‘would’t be surprised’ if they were ‘Trump Turnberry’s largest customer’
The Air Force has not only been staying at Trump's resorts for three years, but they were also likely the largest customer of Trump's Scottish golf club.
Washington Post reporters David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell outed President Donald Trump for working his official relationship with the Saudi royal family so they'd stay at his hotels. Politico reporter Natasha Bertrand uncovered the fact that the U.S. Air Force was being used to funnel cash to the president's companies.
Trump's Turnberry resort was losing money until he was able to reroute Air Force plans to land in Scotland to refuel instead of a military base. While that might cost American taxpayers significantly more money, it was good business for the president. Now the resort is doing extremely well.
CNN commentators laugh at GOP strategist’s pathetic rationale for why Trump’s Hispanic comments aren’t racist
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Mitch McConnell adviser and GOP strategist Scott Jennings offered a feeble defense of President Donald Trump's demand of his Hispanic adviser Steve Cortes at a rally in New Mexico that he say whether he prefers "the country or the Hispanics"
"Of course it masks racism, and he doesn't do a good job of masking it," said Democratic strategist Maria Cardona. "These comments were racist, ignorant and downright stupid. We shouldn't be surprised from what we've seen this president spew, from the moment he came down the escalator when he announced his campaign when he called Mexicans rapists and murderers and what else can we expect from this man? ... In the latest Univision/Latino Decisions poll, you have 71 percent of Latinos who said they will vote for the democratic candidate. 15 percent maybe will vote for Trump. He's in dire straits for Latinos."
‘Lewandowski gave the House what they needed for articles of impeachment for Trump’: Ex-Republican official
Corey Lewandowski gave Democrats what they needed to file articles of impeachment; a former Republican member of Congress confessed on MSNBC Tuesday.
During his hearing, Lewandowski admitted that President Donald Trump instructed him to obstruct justice. Lewandowski tried to claim that it's clear there was no obstruction because he went to the beach with his children instead. In fact, he sold out Trump for conspiring to obstruct justice and attempting to obstruct justice.