The Grand Jury is in and Officer Wilson of the Ferguson, MO police department will not be indicted for committing any crime in the shooting death of Mr. Michael Brown…including Involuntary manslaughter which is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, either express or implied…distinguished from voluntary manslaughter by the absence of intention.
And as the Prosecutor who announced the Grand Jury’s decision pointed out: In the United States any individual (and that includes you and me) has no duty to retreat from any place they have lawful right to be and may use any level of force, including lethal, if they reasonably believe they face an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death…and the Grand Jury found that to be the case..an armed police officer shot and killed an unarmed citizen because the officer felt seriously threatened.
So even though Officer Wilson killed a person with intention to do so it is not a prosecutable crime because of the fear he had for his safety…And you and I have the same right to do the same thing if we feel threatened by someone armed or un, whether intentional or un.
So be careful out there.
That’s the law in these here parts.