Monthly Archives: December 2014

State of Missouri v. Darren Wilson: Bias, Denial, and Flawed Reasoning

As expected, many people are having trouble accepting the Grand Jury decision in the case of the Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, who was involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown back in August. This difficulty springs forth from the same diseased root that also led to a similar problem in accepting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial: prejudging a case before having all of the relevant facts. Once these facts1Much of the documents and evidence presented to the Grand Jury can be viewed at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/25/us/evidence-released-in-michael-brown-case.html?_r=1 finally came to light, they appeared to tell a very different story than the one told by key eyewitness Dorian Johnson. These …

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