Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tamir Rice Grand Jury Didn't Even Vote???

The more we learn about this fucking trainwreck of a... THING... oh my god.

Report: Tamir Rice Grand Jury Never Actually Voted on Whether to Indict Officers


How does our justice system even justice??

From what I've read, the grand jury doesn't actually have to end in a vote. The prosecutor can be like "nope, we shouldn't indict" and then a lot of the time the grad jury is like "uh..... okay" and that's it. Did this grad jury even know they could demand a vote? I can totally see one of these racist prosecutors being like "okay then so no indictment everyone go home" and then the actual people on the jury just do what he says because they don't know how this shit actually works.

And I have no doubt that the prosecutor in this case and many others didn't want the general public to know that a vote didn't happen.

When Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced on Dec. 28 that officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback would not be charged in Rice's death, he said only that the grand jury "declined to indict" the officers, leading many observers to assume that a no-bill had been voted on. But the Cleveland Scene's reporters could find no documentation of such a decision, and a spokesman for the Cuyahoga prosecutor's office responded to the publication's queries by saying that there had been no vote. 

Justice? Yeah, right.

So this is the reality of our justice system. Not only is it nearly impossible to indict police officers, the grand jury doesn't even have to vote on it. I don't understand how anyone could think that this country has any hint of fairness to it.

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