This means the Attorney General knew that any grand jury was basically gonna indict those cops of whatever he put in front of them. So he didn't give them the option to hold anyone accountable for Taylor's death.
He lied to the people of his state.

He lied to you.

He walked into a space where he was supposed to be a prosecutor and did not carry out his duty, as that duty would be carried out against any ordinary person.
You all know that I'm not generally in favor of cages for any human being. But we are not talking about cages we are talking about charges. And we are also talking about applying the law equally, not letting police officers continue to be above the law even when they kill.
Just want to make sure nobody else missed this... while we are distracted by the president contracting a virus he allowed to run rampant on his people...maybe so he could skip losing the next debate.
Just to be clear, he did not admit this of his own volition. A juror literally complained about not being given the option to properly indict. Publicly.
Which is actually a great reminder that members of the grand jury, if they choose their duty as members of the public over the role they are offered by prosecutors, can shed a great deal of light on what's really happening in these secret proceedings.
And this goes both ways! Prosecutors unfairly bring charges against people all the time! They present flawed evidence all the time! It is only the secrecy of the room that prevents the public from knowing what prosecutors are doing wrong behind closed doors.
The American system of jurisprudence does put a lot of power in the hands of jurors. And then prevents people from talking about that power and tries to prevent jurors from using it. Jury nullification. Speaking out about grand jury proceedings. Power to the people.
Because this is a tweet thread I'm not even going to go into how often jurors try to bring complaints about what happened in the deliberation room or what happened in the grand jury...and get silenced by judges. I'll just say we need to stop prioritizing "finality" over justice.
Also, for clarity above, I am saying he did not recommend any homicide to the grand jury. The argument remains that the grand jury could have taken matters into their own hands and come up with those charges's very powerful when the prosecutor chooses not to recommend.
The grand jury is relying on the prosecutor to give them all the information and recommend any available charges. Because that's what they do against ordinary people. Honestly for everyday people they recommend way more charges than the information supports.
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