Reblogged from “Hidden Cause, Visible Effects” with gratitude. I strongly endorse the recommendation to read the transcript of the testimony of Dorian Johnson on the link below. Since we have been denied the right to see the killer cop tried in a public trial, this is as close as we’ll ever get to being able to judge for ourselves whether there was ‘probable cause’.
The man who was with Michael Brown the day he was murdered is Dorian Johnson. His testimony to the Grand Jury is posted on scribd.com, and you can read it (and download it) here.
Just from reading the testimony, I think any fair-minded person would say that Johnson is a truthful and open witness. He was so treated by the prosecutors. He was something of a role model to the younger men in the community who came up to him and asked about how he was able to transition out of poverty and violence to be able to hold a job and have an apartment of his own. (Consider that fact, reader. Having a job and apartment are considered difficult feats requiring guidance to young men in certain parts of this country!) He had lived in the neighborhood about eight months and had a girlfriend and daughter.
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