People are angry at the grand jury’s decision to let Darren Wilson off the hook for killing Michael Brown. Brown’s mother, of course, is one of thousands. Killer Mike pulled at everyone’s heartstrings in a speech on Monday night. And “Fuck CNN!” says one resident of Ferguson, Missouri.
But, to those assholes who’re looking for a reason to dismiss this rage as being the irrational product of radicalism or extreme viewpoints, I’d suggest they take a look at the National Bar Association. On Monday evening, the NBA issued a statement that is directed at the U.S. Attorney General’s Office:
The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury, considering the evidence before them, could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted and tried for the shooting death of Michael Brown. National Bar Association President Pamela J. Meanes expresses her sincere disappointment with the outcome of the Grand Jury’s decision but has made it abundantly clear that the National Bar Association stands firm and will be calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against officer Darren Wilson.
“We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice,” Meanes added.
As a legal expert discussed on Tuesday with The Root’s Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele, the Justice Department can bring civil rights violation charges against the Ferguson Police Department. Civilians can also file wrongful death lawsuits against Wilson.
CNN reported that Wilson may announce a resignation from the force as early as Friday.
h/t @JuddLegum/photo: NBC News