READ THE EVIDENCE & DECIDE FOR YOURSELF: DID THE GRAND JURY MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION?

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A grand jury composed of 9 whites and 3 African-Americans did not indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.

Read the evidence presented before the grand jury and decide for yourself. Did they make the right decision?

The officer said Michael Brown tried to grab his gun while he was inside his vehicle.
The officer said Michael Brown tried to grab his gun while he was inside his vehicle.

Officer Brown claims Brown hit him in a struggle. The officer testified for several hours before the grand jury claiming he was in fear for his life. Here is one of the officers quotes: “I felt that another one of those punches in my face could knock me out or worse. I mean it was, he’s obviously bigger than I was and stronger and the, I’ve already taken two to the face I didn’t think I would, the third one could be fatal if he hit me right.”

The officer's gun
The officer’s gun

Of course, Michael Brown cannot tell his side of the story. The prosecutor said witnesses gave conflicting statements about what they saw Brown doing as he was shot with accounts running the gamut from he was surrending with his hands up to he was charging at the officer.

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The ultimate question before the grand jury: Was the use of force reasonable under the circumstances?